Category: questi

Should students really have homework? – College-Homework-Help.org


ABC News
ABC News

Australia Weather

  • News Home
  • Just In
  • Politics
  • World
  • Business
  • Sport
  • Science
  • Health
  • Arts
  • Analysis
  • Fact Check
  • More

Email

Does homework help? Only if its the right homework, expert says

By Jonathan Hepburn and Paige Cockburn

Posted

August 24, 2016 19:47:50

Two men study

Photo:

Too much homework can turn students off learning, Brendan Bentley says. (www.sxc.hu: Gonzalo Silva)

Related Story:
Study finds homework has limited value

Map:
Australia

Homework is not useless but its quality is far more important than quantity and schools should think very carefully about why they are setting it, an education expert at the University of South Australia says.

Key points:

  • Academics agree that too much homework can harm learning
  • Good homework is ‘purposeful, specific, and reinforces learning’
  • Time spent with family after school can be more important than more study

Over the past week an anti-homework note sent to parents by a teacher in Forth Worth, Texas, has spread around the world after being posted to Facebook by a parent.

“After much research this summer, I am trying something new,” the note from Mrs Brandy Young, which has been shared more than 70,000 times, says.

“Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.”

The note goes on to say that research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance.

Instead, Mrs Young urges parents to spend their evenings doing things like reading together, playing outside, and getting their children to bed early, which “are proven to correlate with student success.”

Not surprisingly, the note was posted to Facebook with the comment “Brooke is loving her new teacher already!”

External Link:

Facebook no-homework note

Good homework is ‘purposeful, specific, and reinforces learning’

However, “she’s not quite right,” says Brendan Bentley, a PhD candidate and lecturer in the Education Department of the University of South Australia.

In 2006, a review of American research conducted between 1987 and 2003 found that “there was generally consistent evidence for a positive influence of homework on achievement.”

The review, led by Dr Harris Cooper of Duke University, found that evidence was stronger for students in grades seven to 12 than for kindergarten to grade six, and for when students, rather than parents, reported how much time they spent doing homework.

Audio:
Reforming Homework: Australian academics argue for a rethink

(AM)

On the other hand, in 2013, Australian academics Richard Walker and Mike Horsley published Reforming Homework, in which they reviewed international research and found that for young primary school children, homework is of little or no value and students are regularly given too much .

The issue is that although if you do something more often you get better at it, you have to be doing the right thing in the first place.

“Homework has to be purposeful, specific, and reinforce learning. If it’s just to finish work, that may not help the student at all,” Mr Bentley said.

In fact, too much homework can be worse than useless: It can be detrimental.

“For students in grades three or four, more than 20 minutes of homework can exhaust them. They go into cognitive load, and their ability to learn goes into a decline,” Mr Bentley said.

“They can develop a negative attitude towards learning. It’s about getting the balance right.”

Cognitive load refers to the total amount of mental effort being used: a heavy cognitive load creates errors or interference.

That 20 minutes is not a guideline for each day: “There needs to be a good argument for having homework every single night,” Mr Bentley said.

“Schools have to understand why they are giving homework. Without a good purpose and a rationale: Reconsider it.”

He says that homework can be ramped up as students get older, but even in grade 10, research shows that, “if it’s more than an hour, it’s a waste of time.”

Designing effective homework also depends upon how much the student is able to learn.

“Adults can learn about seven things at a time. For young children, that’s maybe two or three,” Mr Bentley said. “You only need 20 minutes to reinforce that.”

However, he says the benefits of homework are not just about reinforcing learning, and that if it does not turn students off, it can teach important study habits.

He agrees that family time and relaxation can be more important than homework.

“Developing good habits and attitudes through interaction with parents can be good — every time you interact with your children, you are teaching assumptions,” he said.

On the other hand, too much homework can lead to conflicts with parents.

“Parents are keen for their children to be the best, so they may ask about homework, and may do it for their children, which defeats the purpose,” Mr Bentley said.

Topics:

education ,

children ,

secondary-schools ,

primary-schools ,

schools ,

youth ,

australia

Top Stories

  • Workers traumatised after man dies when crane drops tub of wet cement

  • Quaedvlieg says Duttons office asked Border Force about Italian au pairs visa to help bosss mate

  • ANZ, CBA follow Westpac and lift variable mortgage rates


    (photos)

  • Opinion: Trumps tantrums are coming back to torment him, under the cloak of anonymity

  • Sacha Baron Cohen sued for $95m by US politician pranked in paedophile gag

  • Reminiscent of the worlds slums: Ex-Border Force boss Roman Quaedvliegs diary from Nauru

  • The mountain slid down: Seven dead, 40 missing as powerful quake hits Japans Hokkaido

  • Indias top court strikes down gay sex ban

  • Did an unusual Facebook post save a 6yo Canberra boy?

  • ASIC takes NABs MLC and NULIS to court over fees for no service

  • Crackhead stepfather jailed over Qld toddlers slow, painful death

  • Welcome to Alkimos, a scrubland dotted with warning signs that will be Perths new city centre


    (photos)

  • Muslims are welcome, racists are not: Protesters force Katter media conference to move

  • Ex-husband guilty of murder after body found in suitcase in Perths Swan River


    (photos)

  • Analysis: Washington DCs grilling of Twitter should scare us

  • SPORT
    Spirited Millman makes life difficult for Djokovic, but lightning fails to strike twice

  • I just thought I would help: Queensland mum launders $22k for Nigerian scammers

  • Victorian town drives unique renewable energy strategy


    (audio)

  • Genuinely creepy: Videos of YouTubers buying mystery boxes on the dark web are taking off

  • Man accused of holding woman underwater during alleged surf-rage attack

Start a chat with ABC News on Facebook Messenger

Connect with ABC News

  • ABC News on Facebook
  • ABC News on Instagram
  • ABC News on Twitter
  • ABC News on YouTube
  • ABC News on Apple News

News Podcasts

Got a news tip?

If you have inside knowledge of a topic in the news, contact the ABC .

News in your inbox

Top headlines, analysis, breaking alerts

More info

ABC Backstory

ABC teams share the story behind the story and insights into the making of digital, TV and radio content.

Editorial Policies

Read about our editorial guiding principles and the enforceable standard our journalists follow.

Features

  1. Frank Underwoods gravestone, which reads Francis J Underwood. 1959-2017. 46th President of the United States of America.


    Frank Underwood is dead


    The latest teaser for the final season of House of Cards confirms Kevin Spacey’s former character has been killed off, after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct last year.

  2. Couple smiling with white teeth.


    What you should know about teeth whitening


    Teeth whitening is offered by dentists, other dental practitioners and cosmetic businesses. Many products are also available over the counter for home application. So which option is best and safest?

  3. Passengers board a plane.


    How to avoid sickness on a plane


    By Alle McMahon

    Tests are underway in the US after dozens of people reported feeling sick after a flight from Dubai to New York. So how can you avoid getting sick on a plane?

  4. Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia


    Whats it like raising a rock star? Virginia Hanlon Grohl would know


    Dave Grohl’s mum talks about life before and after her son, of Nirvana and Foo Fighters, reshaped the music world.

Top Stories

  • Workers traumatised after man dies when crane drops tub of wet cement
  • Quaedvlieg says Duttons office asked Border Force about Italian au pairs visa to help bosss mate
  • ANZ, CBA follow Westpac and lift variable mortgage rates
  • Opinion: Trumps tantrums are coming back to torment him, under the cloak of anonymity
  • Sacha Baron Cohen sued for $95m by US politician pranked in paedophile gag
  • Reminiscent of the worlds slums: Ex-Border Force boss Roman Quaedvliegs diary from Nauru
  • The mountain slid down: Seven dead, 40 missing as powerful quake hits Japans Hokkaido
  • Indias top court strikes down gay sex ban
  • Did an unusual Facebook post save a 6yo Canberra boy?
  • ASIC takes NABs MLC and NULIS to court over fees for no service

Just In

  • Possible link between arson attack and bikie arrested for theft, police say
  • Did an unusual Facebook post save a 6yo Canberra boy?
  • Psychologist failed to act when man spoke of sexual interest in kids, court hears
  • Welcome to Alkimos, a scrubland dotted with warning signs that will be Perths new city centre
  • Indias top court strikes down gay sex ban
  • ASIC takes NABs MLC and NULIS to court over fees for no service
  • Victorian town drives unique renewable energy strategy
  • Reminiscent of the worlds slums: Ex-Border Force boss Roman Quaedvliegs diary from Nauru
  • Muslims are welcome, racists are not: Protesters force Katter media conference to move
  • Bulldogs players charged, club fined $250k over naked Mad Monday celebrations

Most Popular

  • Politics about the lure of authority and privileges: Bishop

  • Quaedvlieg says Duttons office asked Border Force about Italian au pairs visa to help bosss mate

  • He just couldnt fight anymore: Widow takes on life insurance company

  • John Millmans US Open run ended by Novak Djokovic, as it happened

  • Workers traumatised after man dies when crane drops tub of wet cement

  • Trumps tantrums are coming back to torment him, under the cloak of anonymity

  • Novichok poisoning suspects are Russian spies approved by Moscow, May says

  • 50 shades whiter: What you should know about teeth whitening

  • Awkward moment when man police want to interview turns up during their press conference

  • TREASON?: Trump blasts gutless NYT opinion piece from anonymous official

Analysis & Opinion

  • Washington DCs grilling of Twitter should scare us
  • Trumps tantrums are coming back to torment him, under the cloak of anonymity
  • 50 shades whiter: What you should know about teeth whitening
  • The four factors that will make or break West Coasts AFL premiership bid
  • The Tiger trap: the tactical secrets behind Richmonds AFL dominance
  • Printed solar panels: Overhyped pipedream or renewable game changer?
  • A picture of something ugly is emerging, and its not just a Liberal problem
  • Raising the retirement age would fix the budget, but would it be fair?
  • The savings Morrison sacrificed by scrapping the pension age change
  • Value for taxpayers money: Meet the scientist handed $443m to help save the Great Barrier Reef

Site Map

Sections

  • ABC News

  • Just In

  • World

  • Business

  • Health

  • Entertainment

  • Sport

  • Analysis & Opinion

  • Weather

  • Topics

  • Archive

  • Corrections & Clarifications

Local Weather

  • Sydney Weather

  • Melbourne Weather

  • Adelaide Weather

  • Brisbane Weather

  • Perth Weather

  • Hobart Weather

  • Darwin Weather

  • Canberra Weather

Local News

  • Sydney News

  • Melbourne News

  • Adelaide News

  • Brisbane News

  • Perth News

  • Hobart News

  • Darwin News

  • Canberra News

Media

  • Video

  • Audio

  • Photos

Subscribe

  • Podcasts

  • NewsMail

Connect

  • Upload

  • Contact Us

This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced.

AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Change to mobile view

About Your Privacy on this Site

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.

You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page , the NAI’s website , and/or the EU online choices page , from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here . You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy . 

Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site.

By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:

  • transfer your personal data to the United States or other countries, and
  • process your personal data to serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy .

EU Data Subject Requests

Cultural Reflexivity: The &quot


My Account

Your search returned 18 essays for “nacirema“:

  • Free Essays

  • Good Essays

  • Better Essays

  • Stronger Essays

  • Powerful Essays

  • Term Papers

  • Research Papers

Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

– Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema In Horace Miner’s article, “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema”, he talks about a tribe and describes their odd behavior. He tells about how the tribe performs these strange daily rituals and how their peculiarity is extreme, but in fact he is actually speaking of Americans as a whole (Miner). Miner uses this style of writing to more effectively prove his point: that Americans are ethnocentric. Miner does an exceptional job in disguising the Nacirema as Americans….   [tags: Horace Miner Body Ritual Among the Nacirema]


Better Essays

580 words | (1.7 pages)
| Preview

Socialization of the Nacirema Tribe

– Societies often exercise complicated religious ceremonies and daily services that are seemingly irrational, but define their culture and give them a distinct personality. In “Body Ritual among the Nacirema”, author Horace Miner (1956) recalls his studies about a “North American group called the Nacirema, living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Taraumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles” (Miner, 1956). During his expedition, Miner (1956) viewed many outwardly odd Nacirema practices such as “using magical potions and charms to defend against ailments, or drilling holes in their teeth, so they can insert supernatural substances that draw friends” (Min…   [tags: Sociology]


Strong Essays

1138 words | (3.3 pages)
| Preview

Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

– Body Ritual Among the Nacirema What is the precise geographical location of this strange tribe, the Nacirema. The Nacirema is a North American group living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles. Little is known of their origin, though tradition states that they came from the east. What are the private and secret shrines of the Nacirema. In the Nacirema, the belief is that the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease….   [tags: Anthropology]


Better Essays

705 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

– Would you want to live among the Naciremas. Why or why not. After reading Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema I cannot say that I would want to be part of the tribe. A huge reason would be that I could never go from my own Christian faith to the religious practices of the Nacirema. My second reason for not wanting to be part of the tribe is that I could never be subjected to the horrific medical practices and “magical potions” used on every citizen in the tribe. One of the fundamental beliefs of the Nacirema is that “the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease.” According to the Christian tradition, the human body is fallen and is therefore prone…   [tags: Horace Miner]


Good Essays

821 words | (2.3 pages)
| Preview

The Body Ritual of the Nacirema

– The Body Ritual of the Nacirema It is human nature to describe one’s own culture as the most advanced and most intellectual. Unfortunately, it is also common practice to look down upon the practices of another culture because they are not similar to one’s own traditions. The ability to do this can sometimes be a damaging characteristic for society as a whole. Horace Miner realized the implications of egocentric views and wrote a groundbreaking essay to open society’s eyes to their biases….   [tags: Horace Miner Egocentrism Essays]


Better Essays

607 words | (1.7 pages)
| Preview

The Nacirema: Another Look

– The Nacirema: Another Look Written by Horace Miner, this essay of the people group Nacirema is an interesting look at their everyday functions. The tribe Miner describes is seemingly primal and uncivilized, and yet somewhat familiar. The entire account of these mysterious people describes unusual and strange behaviors and activities. The brief overview on the Nacirema is graphic from Miner’s point of view. When the meaning of the story becomes clear, the purpose for writing it becomes either humor or disdain….   [tags: Essays Papers]


Better Essays

850 words | (2.4 pages)
| Preview

Truth Exposed in Body Rituals among the Nacirema

– Truth Exposed in Body Rituals among the Nacirema “Body Rituals among the Nacirema” is a document written by Mr. Horace Miner. Miner was a graduate of the University of Chicago, with a degree in anthropology. Throughout his life, Miner was dedicated to his studies ranging in anthropology to sociology. He was very interested in the study of anthropology, but Miner disagreed with the way that other cultures were represented. He thought American anthropologists believed that the American culture was “normal” and, that the other studied cultures were misrepresented (Hoogland)….   [tags: Essays Papers]


Better Essays

881 words | (2.5 pages)
| Preview

The Concept of Cultural Relativism

– Miner stated that “looking from far and above, from our high places of safety in the developed civilization, it is easy to see all the crudity and irrelevance of magic. But without its power and guidance early man could not have mastered his practical difficulties as he has done, nor could man have advanced to higher stages of civilization” (1956, p.507). This tells us that if we can see and understands everything that happens around us then we can move up but if we don’t then we can never advance in our life….   [tags: developed civilization, safety]


Better Essays

698 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

Perspectives On Society And Culture

– Perspectives on Society and Culture It is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this. A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the particularly bizarre lifestyle that is lived by the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly blind faith they put into their beliefs that is bewildering….   [tags: essays research papers]


Free Essays

489 words | (1.4 pages)
| Preview

An Interesting Connection

– An Interesting Connection Many times people can be put into a situation that would make them feel uncomfortable. It may be even worse when a situation like that is the way and style that you live. In the two stories A Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, by by Horace M. Miner, and Reclaiming Culture and the Land: Motherhood and the Politics of Sustaining Community by Winona LaDuke, this situation is just that. In both of the stories, the main character or characters are living in a situation where they are considered the outsider or the outcast….   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Culture Cultural Essays]


Free Essays

717 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans

– Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans Community, rituals, magical beliefs and practices are very important things to Native American people. Native American people live by these rituals and beliefs, they live around their community; their community isn’t just that, but their family as well. Parents don’t just raise their children but the whole community has a hand in raising all of the children. Family is a very important part of Native American people’s lives, they keep traditions going with their families, parents raise their children the same way that they were raised by their parents….   [tags: Culture Cultural Sociology Essays]


Free Essays

953 words | (2.7 pages)
| Preview

Two Views on Culture and Anthropology

– Two Views on Culture and Anthropology The take on culture and anthropology can be dissected in many different ways. Horace M. Miner takes a look at his culture through a view of which an anthropologist from another culture would look at it. While Roy Wagner takes the anthropologist view and dissects it. Both writers use find culture through anthropology, while Miner concludes with a result in Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, Wagner dissects the process of which is being used, The Idea of Culture….   [tags: Cultural Anthropology Essays]


Good Essays

476 words | (1.4 pages)
| Preview

Misrepresented Cultures

– Misrepresented Cultures Horace Mitchell Miner spent much of his life educating himself on anthropology before writing his confusing but brilliant article on American culture. He was born in Minnesota and then moved to Kentucky, where he became a museum curator before becoming an associate professor of anthropology and sociology at the University of Michigan at one point in his career. Although he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Sociology Department he was not very active due to the fact that his work was mostly field based….   [tags: Essays Papers]


Free Essays

940 words | (2.7 pages)
| Preview

Religion Provides a Humane Society as a Whole

– … One particular god, Horus, was needed to maintain order against chaos, the god Set. Therefore, a complex set of rituals were required to be performed by humans to sustain Horus in his battle against chaos (Ludwig, p326-327). Likewise, a variety of rituals common in ancient Mesopotamia were vial to harmonize the gods and goddesses to better ensure a stable cosmos (Ludwig, p329). Additionally, The Great Flood Story further validates to importance of harmony not only between the gods but also between the gods and humans….   [tags: theory, practice, sacred]


Better Essays

712 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

E. M. Fleming’s Model of Artifact Study and the Work Boot

– E. M. Fleming’s “Model of Artifact Study” and the Work Boot The work boot has become a hot item for many girls and young women. This artifact of appearance may reveal a lot about American culture and society in the 1990’s. By applying E. M. Fleming’s “Model of Artifact Study”, I will analyze this artifact in an attempt to shed some light on the values, priorities, and ideals of our society. Just like Fleming’s model suggests, this paper will be broken down into four major sections: Identification, Evaluation, Cultural Analysis, and Interpretation….   [tags: Sociology Society Culture]


Free Essays

1739 words | (5 pages)
| Preview

Why Students Don’t Have Time

– Why Students Don’t Have Time When I was a student, my teacher once said to me that a large amount of time is only good when you can use it wisely. The tactics of the teaching profession that I, a modern educator, am about to describe, result in the very opposite. I. In the first place, ladies and gentlemen, the amount of time a student has outside of school, like Romeo’s love for Juliet, is precious for every minute. A student’s time is like a person’s income before taxes. Free time would be the amount remaining after all homework (taxes) was done….   [tags: Education Educating Time management Essays]


Free Essays

777 words | (2.2 pages)
| Preview

Kung Bushman

– The !Kung Bushman Most contemporary foraging groups, such as the !Kung and other Bushman tribes, are viewed as a “primitive” people. Some have even gone as far to say that they are “the last representatives of the stone age.” While it is true that these people have the most similar culture to what we believe primitive persons to have had, the analogies they can provide us with the people of the past are very inaccurate. These comparisons are so unrivaled due to factors such as time and the wrong sense of view many people have on them….   [tags: essays research papers]


Strong Essays

1035 words | (3 pages)
| Preview

Cultural Anthropology Book Report

– Classical Readings on Cultural Anthropology What do we have to learn through the study of different cultures. I was hoping for some wonderful revelation in the collection of writings. I may have found one. This book was a difficult read for me. I am not sure whether it’s my age or my inexperience with classical readings. I also found it difficult to formulate a report on a collection of readings, the last report I did was on Laura Ingall’s Little House on the Prairie. This reading was a little more challenging….   [tags: essays research papers]


Powerful Essays

1828 words | (5.2 pages)
| Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating
or essay length .


Your search returned 18 essays for “nacirema“:

My Account

Your search returned 18 essays for “nacirema“:

  • Free Essays

  • Good Essays

  • Better Essays

  • Stronger Essays

  • Powerful Essays

  • Term Papers

  • Research Papers

Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

– Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema In Horace Miner’s article, “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema”, he talks about a tribe and describes their odd behavior. He tells about how the tribe performs these strange daily rituals and how their peculiarity is extreme, but in fact he is actually speaking of Americans as a whole (Miner). Miner uses this style of writing to more effectively prove his point: that Americans are ethnocentric. Miner does an exceptional job in disguising the Nacirema as Americans….   [tags: Horace Miner Body Ritual Among the Nacirema]


Better Essays

580 words | (1.7 pages)
| Preview

Socialization of the Nacirema Tribe

– Societies often exercise complicated religious ceremonies and daily services that are seemingly irrational, but define their culture and give them a distinct personality. In “Body Ritual among the Nacirema”, author Horace Miner (1956) recalls his studies about a “North American group called the Nacirema, living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Taraumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles” (Miner, 1956). During his expedition, Miner (1956) viewed many outwardly odd Nacirema practices such as “using magical potions and charms to defend against ailments, or drilling holes in their teeth, so they can insert supernatural substances that draw friends” (Min…   [tags: Sociology]


Strong Essays

1138 words | (3.3 pages)
| Preview

Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

– Body Ritual Among the Nacirema What is the precise geographical location of this strange tribe, the Nacirema. The Nacirema is a North American group living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles. Little is known of their origin, though tradition states that they came from the east. What are the private and secret shrines of the Nacirema. In the Nacirema, the belief is that the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease….   [tags: Anthropology]


Better Essays

705 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

– Would you want to live among the Naciremas. Why or why not. After reading Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema I cannot say that I would want to be part of the tribe. A huge reason would be that I could never go from my own Christian faith to the religious practices of the Nacirema. My second reason for not wanting to be part of the tribe is that I could never be subjected to the horrific medical practices and “magical potions” used on every citizen in the tribe. One of the fundamental beliefs of the Nacirema is that “the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease.” According to the Christian tradition, the human body is fallen and is therefore prone…   [tags: Horace Miner]


Good Essays

821 words | (2.3 pages)
| Preview

The Body Ritual of the Nacirema

– The Body Ritual of the Nacirema It is human nature to describe one’s own culture as the most advanced and most intellectual. Unfortunately, it is also common practice to look down upon the practices of another culture because they are not similar to one’s own traditions. The ability to do this can sometimes be a damaging characteristic for society as a whole. Horace Miner realized the implications of egocentric views and wrote a groundbreaking essay to open society’s eyes to their biases….   [tags: Horace Miner Egocentrism Essays]


Better Essays

607 words | (1.7 pages)
| Preview

The Nacirema: Another Look

– The Nacirema: Another Look Written by Horace Miner, this essay of the people group Nacirema is an interesting look at their everyday functions. The tribe Miner describes is seemingly primal and uncivilized, and yet somewhat familiar. The entire account of these mysterious people describes unusual and strange behaviors and activities. The brief overview on the Nacirema is graphic from Miner’s point of view. When the meaning of the story becomes clear, the purpose for writing it becomes either humor or disdain….   [tags: Essays Papers]


Better Essays

850 words | (2.4 pages)
| Preview

Truth Exposed in Body Rituals among the Nacirema

– Truth Exposed in Body Rituals among the Nacirema “Body Rituals among the Nacirema” is a document written by Mr. Horace Miner. Miner was a graduate of the University of Chicago, with a degree in anthropology. Throughout his life, Miner was dedicated to his studies ranging in anthropology to sociology. He was very interested in the study of anthropology, but Miner disagreed with the way that other cultures were represented. He thought American anthropologists believed that the American culture was “normal” and, that the other studied cultures were misrepresented (Hoogland)….   [tags: Essays Papers]


Better Essays

881 words | (2.5 pages)
| Preview

The Concept of Cultural Relativism

– Miner stated that “looking from far and above, from our high places of safety in the developed civilization, it is easy to see all the crudity and irrelevance of magic. But without its power and guidance early man could not have mastered his practical difficulties as he has done, nor could man have advanced to higher stages of civilization” (1956, p.507). This tells us that if we can see and understands everything that happens around us then we can move up but if we don’t then we can never advance in our life….   [tags: developed civilization, safety]


Better Essays

698 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

Perspectives On Society And Culture

– Perspectives on Society and Culture It is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this. A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the particularly bizarre lifestyle that is lived by the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly blind faith they put into their beliefs that is bewildering….   [tags: essays research papers]


Free Essays

489 words | (1.4 pages)
| Preview

An Interesting Connection

– An Interesting Connection Many times people can be put into a situation that would make them feel uncomfortable. It may be even worse when a situation like that is the way and style that you live. In the two stories A Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, by by Horace M. Miner, and Reclaiming Culture and the Land: Motherhood and the Politics of Sustaining Community by Winona LaDuke, this situation is just that. In both of the stories, the main character or characters are living in a situation where they are considered the outsider or the outcast….   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Culture Cultural Essays]


Free Essays

717 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans

– Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans Community, rituals, magical beliefs and practices are very important things to Native American people. Native American people live by these rituals and beliefs, they live around their community; their community isn’t just that, but their family as well. Parents don’t just raise their children but the whole community has a hand in raising all of the children. Family is a very important part of Native American people’s lives, they keep traditions going with their families, parents raise their children the same way that they were raised by their parents….   [tags: Culture Cultural Sociology Essays]


Free Essays

953 words | (2.7 pages)
| Preview

Two Views on Culture and Anthropology

– Two Views on Culture and Anthropology The take on culture and anthropology can be dissected in many different ways. Horace M. Miner takes a look at his culture through a view of which an anthropologist from another culture would look at it. While Roy Wagner takes the anthropologist view and dissects it. Both writers use find culture through anthropology, while Miner concludes with a result in Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, Wagner dissects the process of which is being used, The Idea of Culture….   [tags: Cultural Anthropology Essays]


Good Essays

476 words | (1.4 pages)
| Preview

Misrepresented Cultures

– Misrepresented Cultures Horace Mitchell Miner spent much of his life educating himself on anthropology before writing his confusing but brilliant article on American culture. He was born in Minnesota and then moved to Kentucky, where he became a museum curator before becoming an associate professor of anthropology and sociology at the University of Michigan at one point in his career. Although he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Sociology Department he was not very active due to the fact that his work was mostly field based….   [tags: Essays Papers]


Free Essays

940 words | (2.7 pages)
| Preview

Religion Provides a Humane Society as a Whole

– … One particular god, Horus, was needed to maintain order against chaos, the god Set. Therefore, a complex set of rituals were required to be performed by humans to sustain Horus in his battle against chaos (Ludwig, p326-327). Likewise, a variety of rituals common in ancient Mesopotamia were vial to harmonize the gods and goddesses to better ensure a stable cosmos (Ludwig, p329). Additionally, The Great Flood Story further validates to importance of harmony not only between the gods but also between the gods and humans….   [tags: theory, practice, sacred]


Better Essays

712 words | (2 pages)
| Preview

E. M. Fleming’s Model of Artifact Study and the Work Boot

– E. M. Fleming’s “Model of Artifact Study” and the Work Boot The work boot has become a hot item for many girls and young women. This artifact of appearance may reveal a lot about American culture and society in the 1990’s. By applying E. M. Fleming’s “Model of Artifact Study”, I will analyze this artifact in an attempt to shed some light on the values, priorities, and ideals of our society. Just like Fleming’s model suggests, this paper will be broken down into four major sections: Identification, Evaluation, Cultural Analysis, and Interpretation….   [tags: Sociology Society Culture]


Free Essays

1739 words | (5 pages)
| Preview

Why Students Don’t Have Time

– Why Students Don’t Have Time When I was a student, my teacher once said to me that a large amount of time is only good when you can use it wisely. The tactics of the teaching profession that I, a modern educator, am about to describe, result in the very opposite. I. In the first place, ladies and gentlemen, the amount of time a student has outside of school, like Romeo’s love for Juliet, is precious for every minute. A student’s time is like a person’s income before taxes. Free time would be the amount remaining after all homework (taxes) was done….   [tags: Education Educating Time management Essays]


Free Essays

777 words | (2.2 pages)
| Preview

Kung Bushman

– The !Kung Bushman Most contemporary foraging groups, such as the !Kung and other Bushman tribes, are viewed as a “primitive” people. Some have even gone as far to say that they are “the last representatives of the stone age.” While it is true that these people have the most similar culture to what we believe primitive persons to have had, the analogies they can provide us with the people of the past are very inaccurate. These comparisons are so unrivaled due to factors such as time and the wrong sense of view many people have on them….   [tags: essays research papers]


Strong Essays

1035 words | (3 pages)
| Preview

Cultural Anthropology Book Report

– Classical Readings on Cultural Anthropology What do we have to learn through the study of different cultures. I was hoping for some wonderful revelation in the collection of writings. I may have found one. This book was a difficult read for me. I am not sure whether it’s my age or my inexperience with classical readings. I also found it difficult to formulate a report on a collection of readings, the last report I did was on Laura Ingall’s Little House on the Prairie. This reading was a little more challenging….   [tags: essays research papers]


Powerful Essays

1828 words | (5.2 pages)
| Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating
or essay length .


Your search returned 18 essays for “nacirema“:

Phone number :your-writers

My Account

Best paper writing

Order Now

Key Points of “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” Article

Posted atJune 17, 2017
0 Comment

Body Rituals among the Nacirema

It’s hard to analyze one or another society correctly. Nevertheless, sometimes, these attempts are quite successful. We’ve written this essay to explain the article of Horace Miner under the name “Body Ritual among the Nacirema.”

What is Nacirema?

This term appeared not so long ago, after the publication of the article mentioned above. Nacirema means Americans (spell it backward). These days, this notion is widely used in sociology and anthropology. It describes different aspects of the particular behavior or society of the USA. It is a neologism, which is used with the aim to look at the American culture from the other perspective, to make sense of self-distancing. American anthropologists do this with the aim to explore the culture they live objectively.

Historical Facts

At first, it stands to learn when and why this term appeared and why it is still popular in the American society. For the first time, this notion was used in the article “Body Rituals Among the Nacirema,” written by Horace Miner in 1956.

We are going to describe the Nacirema (or Americans), a small tribe, residing in North America. Those who study sociology should read the work of this writer. At first gaze, he describes an ordinary tribe. Still, in reality, this group of people is Americans of 1950th. All traditions entirely coincide. Very often scientists consider this article to be a real confirmation of a gestalt shift, relating to sociology.

This simple, maybe even fantastic, article became very popular among the society. It was published in different textbooks, newspapers, books. Many scientists used it as the basis for writing their research papers or course works. The author of “The Bedford Reader” used it as an example of a process analysis. The article made Mr. Miner famous and now is regarded to be a constituent of the public domain.

Main Characteristic Features and Rituals of Nacirema

So, what is this article about? In sober fact, the main characters are people, called Nacirema and living on the territory of Canadian Cree, Tarahumare of Mexico and the Yaqui. Reading the article, you’ll be impressed with the Western oral cleanliness and their view on hospital care.

Besides, the tribe has a prosperous and robust market economy.

People, living in this tribe, spend the major part of the day working for economic aims. Thus, they also manage to spend lots of time in ritual activities. Such routine activities are critical for them.

The central belief of this tribe is that the body of the human being is ugly. They can’t choose the body to live in, and because of this issue, they have one common target – to defer to the power of different rituals. They spend lots of time engaged in various ceremonies. For this purpose they use shrines. Each member of a tribe has these shrines. The more shrines a person has, the more powerful he is. Mostly, their houses are poor, but the shrine rooms look very rich. It goes to show that the members of the tribe spend lots of money to make these rooms wealthy.

Reading this article, you will recognize the traditional attitude of the society to medicines. Each shrine has a special box where people keep different magical portions. All medications are prescribed by a particular man who should always be rewarded for his work. This person just writes the prescription to drugs on a specific piece of paper in a language which is not understandable to ordinary citizens. Only herbalists who prepare them can understand this secret language. Each person has many magical packets, and from time to time they even forget which one should be used to treat a particular illness.

One more body ritual of the Nacirema is the horror of their mouth. They believe that their mouth influences their social relationships. One of the rituals related to the mouth is that they think that their teeth can fall out. They care about their mouth, using different magical powers.
One more ritual is avoiding exposure of the body. All excretory acts are done at home in secrecy. The society shouldn’t see it. Among other body rituals, we can mention the following ones: making thin people fat and vice versa, making the breast of women larger, attempts to avoid pregnancy, etc.

Body Rituals of the Nacirema Summary

To sum up the information, we should say that the author showed the citizens of this tribe as magic-ridden people. Besides, the author wonders how they managed to live for so long under the heavy burden. Besides, this burden wasn’t imposed by other tribes. It was imposed by them.

Order Now

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Categories

  • How to (200)
  • Resume (1)
  • Samples (183)
  • Topics Ideas (18)

Recent Posts

  • Using Turabian Formatting Guide
  • Great Topic Ideas for Problem Solution Essay Writing

×

Phone number :your-writers

My Account

Best paper writing

Order Now

Key Points of “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” Article

Posted atJune 17, 2017
0 Comment

Body Rituals among the Nacirema

It’s hard to analyze one or another society correctly. Nevertheless, sometimes, these attempts are quite successful. We’ve written this essay to explain the article of Horace Miner under the name “Body Ritual among the Nacirema.”

What is Nacirema?

This term appeared not so long ago, after the publication of the article mentioned above. Nacirema means Americans (spell it backward). These days, this notion is widely used in sociology and anthropology. It describes different aspects of the particular behavior or society of the USA. It is a neologism, which is used with the aim to look at the American culture from the other perspective, to make sense of self-distancing. American anthropologists do this with the aim to explore the culture they live objectively.

Historical Facts

At first, it stands to learn when and why this term appeared and why it is still popular in the American society. For the first time, this notion was used in the article “Body Rituals Among the Nacirema,” written by Horace Miner in 1956.

We are going to describe the Nacirema (or Americans), a small tribe, residing in North America. Those who study sociology should read the work of this writer. At first gaze, he describes an ordinary tribe. Still, in reality, this group of people is Americans of 1950th. All traditions entirely coincide. Very often scientists consider this article to be a real confirmation of a gestalt shift, relating to sociology.

This simple, maybe even fantastic, article became very popular among the society. It was published in different textbooks, newspapers, books. Many scientists used it as the basis for writing their research papers or course works. The author of “The Bedford Reader” used it as an example of a process analysis. The article made Mr. Miner famous and now is regarded to be a constituent of the public domain.

Main Characteristic Features and Rituals of Nacirema

So, what is this article about? In sober fact, the main characters are people, called Nacirema and living on the territory of Canadian Cree, Tarahumare of Mexico and the Yaqui. Reading the article, you’ll be impressed with the Western oral cleanliness and their view on hospital care.

Besides, the tribe has a prosperous and robust market economy.

People, living in this tribe, spend the major part of the day working for economic aims. Thus, they also manage to spend lots of time in ritual activities. Such routine activities are critical for them.

The central belief of this tribe is that the body of the human being is ugly. They can’t choose the body to live in, and because of this issue, they have one common target – to defer to the power of different rituals. They spend lots of time engaged in various ceremonies. For this purpose they use shrines. Each member of a tribe has these shrines. The more shrines a person has, the more powerful he is. Mostly, their houses are poor, but the shrine rooms look very rich. It goes to show that the members of the tribe spend lots of money to make these rooms wealthy.

Reading this article, you will recognize the traditional attitude of the society to medicines. Each shrine has a special box where people keep different magical portions. All medications are prescribed by a particular man who should always be rewarded for his work. This person just writes the prescription to drugs on a specific piece of paper in a language which is not understandable to ordinary citizens. Only herbalists who prepare them can understand this secret language. Each person has many magical packets, and from time to time they even forget which one should be used to treat a particular illness.

One more body ritual of the Nacirema is the horror of their mouth. They believe that their mouth influences their social relationships. One of the rituals related to the mouth is that they think that their teeth can fall out. They care about their mouth, using different magical powers.
One more ritual is avoiding exposure of the body. All excretory acts are done at home in secrecy. The society shouldn’t see it. Among other body rituals, we can mention the following ones: making thin people fat and vice versa, making the breast of women larger, attempts to avoid pregnancy, etc.

Body Rituals of the Nacirema Summary

To sum up the information, we should say that the author showed the citizens of this tribe as magic-ridden people. Besides, the author wonders how they managed to live for so long under the heavy burden. Besides, this burden wasn’t imposed by other tribes. It was imposed by them.

Order Now

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Categories

  • How to (200)
  • Resume (1)
  • Samples (183)
  • Topics Ideas (18)

Recent Posts

  • Using Turabian Formatting Guide
  • Great Topic Ideas for Problem Solution Essay Writing

×

Dahiana Peterson :: Is the costs of education too high?

questi















































PBS NewsHour Logo

Newsletter Icon

Educate your inbox. Subscribe to ‘Here’s the Deal,’ our politics newsletter

Political analysis that you won’t find anywhere else.

What do you think? Leave a respectful comment.

WATCH LIVE:

Day 3 of Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings


PBS NewsHour Logo: Home











Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report

By —

Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report

Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report

  • https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/low-income-students-struggle-pay-college-even-state-still-provides-help
  • Email

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn

  • Pinterest

  • Tumblr

Share on Facebook

Share on Twitter

Low-income students struggle to pay for college, even in a state that still provides help

Education


BERKELEY, Calif. — An incoming sophomore at the University of California Riverside, Samantha Yazzie frets about the $20,000 she had to borrow — not for tuition, but for housing during her freshman year alone.

“I worry about paying it back,” Yazzie said.

In the seven years since prices started rising dramatically at California’s public universities, this state has swum against the tide by trying to ensure — more than most others — that its poorest residents can still afford to go to college.

It provides a comparatively large amount of financial aid, while its University of California system campuses offer discounts to lower-income students using, in part, money that comes in from their higher-paying out-of-state and international classmates.

graduation-gap But California’s attempts to keep college affordable mask the reality that the poorest students still struggle more than ever to cover its costs. Even here, rising prices have led three-quarters of the lowest-income UC students to take out loans , often for costs other than tuition — a significantly higher proportion than other income groups. A UC education now eats up nearly two-thirds of the discretionary income of families making $30,000 per year or less, according to the Institute for College Access and Success.

“Clearly something is going awry,” said Debbie Cochrane, the institute’s research director.

Related: New policies close off opportunities to college applicants in need of extra help

The net price of college — after financial aid and discounts are subtracted — is rising much faster for lower-income students than for their higher-income counterparts, an analysis by the Hechinger Report and Dallas Morning News revealed.

One reason for the inequity is the increase in merit-based rather than need-based scholarships, a system that disproportionately benefits higher-income students with college-educated parents as states and colleges try to keep those students from going elsewhere. Studies have shown many of those affluent students who receive merit aid are not actually high achievers .

The kind of income redistribution practiced by California, where higher-income students essentially subsidize lower-income students by paying full price, has been outright banned in some other states, said Sandy Baum, a professor of higher education administration at George Washington University and an expert on college affordability.

States including Arizona, Georgia and South Carolina, Baum said, now base most financial aid on test scores and grades rather than income, favoring students from well-funded suburban high schools, while New Hampshire and Iowa offer little or no aid at all for public university students.

Related: States moving college scholarship money away from the poor, to the wealthy and middle class

“They’re not doing anything to help low-income students,” Baum said. “I would say California is on the list of better states.”

Yet even though most financial aid there continues to be based on need, low-income students in California are still having trouble keeping up with tuition and fees that, at the 10-campus University of California system, have nearly doubled in less than 10 years, to $13,300. Total costs now average $34,500 a year before financial aid, and that includes living expenses that are higher than in most other states.

The tuition increases have not affected UC enrollment; the system continues to see a record number of applications.

The flagship, research-oriented, 240,000-student UC system is at the top of the California higher-education hierarchy. Then there’s the teaching-centric California State University and its 23 campuses, where prices for the 460,000 students are significantly lower than at UC. The state’s 113 community colleges serve more than two million students for an even lower price, and fees are waived for low-income students.

Related: Nonprofits step in to help students that colleges allow to ‘slip through the cracks’

Anecdotal evidence suggests the higher prices are persuading at least some high-performing students to forgo the UC system in favor of those other, cheaper options, which also have fewer resources to devote to them; the California State system spends less than half as much per student, and the community colleges less than a quarter, than the UC campuses do, according to the state Legislative Analyst’s Office .

Katherine Heater, a second-generation UC Berkeley alumna, has a 16-year-old son now considering his options.

“He’s thinking, ‘Maybe I’ll get a job and work for a while. Maybe I’ll go to junior college,’” said Heater, an adjunct harpsichord instructor at UC Berkeley. “That’s really different from when I was growing up.”

This year, in a deal between Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano, the former Arizona governor and U.S. homeland security director, the university system agreed to freeze tuition for two years in return for more state money.

But most agree it’s only a matter of time before prices rise again.

Related: Colleges give drifting students maps to help them find their way to graduation

The annual “political lottery” — the university bargaining with state officials over money and funding — can’t be sustained, said John Wilton, Berkeley’s vice chancellor for administration and finance.

Stopping the universities from raising tuition may be attractive to politicians and students, Wilton said, but it also may have a side effect: lowering the quality of education.

“We have a real problem,” he said. “If you can’t raise tuition at Berkeley, you drive the best public university in the world into the ground. You need to evolve with the reality of the situation.”

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Read more about higher education .

PBS NewsHour coverage of higher education is supported by the Lumina Foundation and American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen , a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting .

Left:
Jenna Tokeshi, a senior, studies at the UCLA campus on May 14, 2015. Tuition and fees at the 10-campus University of California system have nearly doubled in less than 10 years. Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Go Deeper

  • higher education
  • rethinking college
  • the graduation gap

Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report

By —

Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report

Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report

Matt Krupnick is a freelance reporter and editor who contributes regularly to The New York Times and the Hechinger Report. He was a reporter with the Center for Public Integrity’s State Integrity Investigation and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Education Writers Association. He reported from Mexico while living in Oaxaca. Matt now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, cat and dog.


@MattKrupnick

Support Provided By:
Learn more

Educate your inbox. Subscribe to ‘Here’s the Deal,’ our politics newsletter

Full Episode

Wednesday, Sep 5

Additional Support Provided By:

  • Babbel

  • BNSF Railway

  • Consumer Cellular

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  • Mutual of America: Your Retirement Company

  • Raymond James

  • Viewers Like You

  • Friends of the NewsHour

Trending Now

  1. Watch
    Sep 05
    Trump’s own officials see him as ‘detrimental,’ explosive but anonymous essay claims

  2. Read
    Sep 05
    5 takeaways from Kavanaugh’s first day of questioning

  3. Watch
    Sep 05
    What Kavanaugh said about abortion, guns and presidential pardons

  4. Watch
    Sep 05
    Florida’s toxic red tide is a perfect storm for the Gulf Coast

  5. Read
    Sep 05
    WATCH: A fast-talking auctioneer-turned-Congressman drowned out this far-right protester

The Latest


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 05: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh departs following the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Nation
Sep 05

5 takeaways from Kavanaugh’s first day of questioning

By Daniel Bush

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 05: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during the second day of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaughs confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Politics
Sep 05

WATCH: Booker says effort to question Kavanaugh on race hampered by GOP

By Associated Press

The Twitter Inc. account of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDoanldTrump, is seen on an Apple Inc. iPhone arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a visit to the White House planned for next week after Trump on Thursday reinforced his demand, via Twitter, that Mexico pay for a barrier along the U.S. southern border to stem illegal immigration. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Politics
Sep 05

WATCH: Kavanaugh won’t comment on Trump’s tweets about Sessions

By Associated Press

U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RC1D7ABEB9A0

Politics
Sep 05

WATCH: Kavanaugh says he knew nothing about sexual misconduct allegations against judge who was friend, mentor

By Associated Press

Nation
Sep 05

WATCH LIVE: Day 3 of Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings

By News Desk

President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Politics
Sep 05

‘If it happens, it happens,’ Trump says of possible government shutdown

By Ken Thomas, Associated Press

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on foreign influence operations on social media platforms on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Politics
Sep 05

Twitter CEO says ‘shadow ban’ not impartial

By Associated Press

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Politics
Sep 05

Kavanaugh declines to answer questions about extent of president’s pardon power

By Associated Press

President Donald Trump meets with Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Leah Millis/Reuters

Politics
Sep 05

Bombshell anonymous NYT op-ed claims Trump staffers ‘resisting’ the president

By Zeke Miller, Associated Press

Health
Sep 05

What’s happened since California let fewer families reject vaccines

By Laura Santhanam

Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the second day of the first Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, in November 2017. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters

Politics
Sep 05

Michelle Obama to headline voter registration rallies in Las Vegas and Miami

By Darlene Superville, Associated Press

Politics
Sep 05

WATCH: A fast-talking auctioneer-turned-Congressman drowned out this far-right protester

By Associated Press

Dr. Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, is escorted by a court officer during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., January 16, 2018. Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Nation
Sep 05

Inspector general reviewing FBI’s handling of Nassar sexual abuse allegations

By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Twitter’s algorithms and content monitoring on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RC129EA7CFF0

Politics
Sep 05

It’s not fair that victims of abuse and harassment ‘have to do the work to report it,’ Twitter’s Dorsey says

By Associated Press

Social Security benefits are likely to be a key talking point leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Making Sen$e
Sep 05

The Social Security myths you should know before the midterms

By Philip Moeller

For 45 minutes on Wednesday, members of the public were cleared from the Senate Judiciary hearing for Brett Kavanaughs appointment to the Supreme Court. The seats were cleared after repeated outbursts from protesters had disrupted the hearing multiple times. Seating for the public on Wednesday was reduced by half, to 22, on Wednesday after outbursts delayed the hearings on the day before. Photo by Lisa Desjardins

Politics
Sep 05

Public seating at Kavanaugh hearing cut in half, then restored again

By Lisa Desjardins

File photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Politics
Sep 05

Justice Department to discuss concerns that social media companies may be ‘stifling’ ideas on their platforms

By Associated Press

File photo of a member of the Afghan security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

World
Sep 05

Twin attacks in Afghan capital kill 20, wound 70

By Associated Press

Police officers on Sept. 5 stand outside the City Stay Hotel used by suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters

World
Sep 05

UK charges 2 Russians in absentia in nerve agent attack

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press

Politics
Sep 05

Kavanaugh denies misleading senators in 2006 testimony

By Associated Press

Online vocal music lessons

questi

MusicVocal.In

Vocal Learning Classes – Online Singing Lessons by Divya Music

Divya-music-academy-Indian-vocal-school-Institute



  • Home
  • About Us
  • Contact Us

Learn Singing Hindustani Classical Vocal Online Hindi Light
Classical Singing Skype Lessons Vocal Guru India Devotional Bhajan Training Tutors Kirtan Shabad Sufi Songs Trainers Ghazal Teachers North
Indian Voice Training classes and learn how to sing South Indian Carnatic Vocal Singing online Lessons Skype Voice Training Classes Western English
Classical Voice Training Trainer Instructors Learning Indian Vocal Tutorials online Lessons Skype Vocal Bollywood Hindi films movie songs Tamil Telugu
Marathi Gujarati Bangla Bhojpuri Kannada Malayalam Punjabi singing Tutors online classes


  • Indian-Hindi-Bhajan-devotional-singing-lessons-online-guru-Skype-video
  • Indian-Hindi-light-classical-vocal-learn-singing-Thumri-Dadra-online-lessons
  • Carnatic-vocal-music-lessons-online-Skype-learn-singing-Sruti-Swara-Tala-video
  • Hindi-light-semiclassical-vocal-lessons-online-Skype-learn-Chaiti-Kajri-singing-videos
  • Carnatic-classical-vocal-music-online-lessons-Skype-learn-Raga-Kriti-Varnam-Gitam-Swarjati-videos
  • Learn-how-to-sing-Hindustani-music-Carnatic-voice-training-lessons-online-Skype-free-videos

SANGEET – SANGIT: Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance. The Indian Hindi language word ‘SANGEET’ or ‘SANGIT’ represents and incorporates three forms of performing arts : ‘Gayan‘ (Vocal), ‘Vadya sangeet‘ (Instrumental) and ‘Nritya‘ (Dance). Divya music is a global music school – Sangit vidyalaya, offering regular and online vocal music, Instumental music and dance classes.

Divya Music : is one of the top rated music schools in India and in Delhi offering regular vocal music classes and musical instruments learning lessons online on Skype or Google talk, online voice singing class lessons – the online vocal music class lessons facilitated on Google talk and on Skype, to learn singing Indian vocal – Hindustani classical vocal, learning to sing Light classical vocal online, Karnatik / Carnatic vocal singing lessons online and learning how to sing the Indian Folk songs / Indian Bollywood movie Hindi film songs / Global / western singing. Vocal music singing voice learning lessons for beginners as a hobby and the music career courses for kids, children, young adults and university, college and school students are offered by Divya Music with the highly experienced Indian music school faculty of the senior, famous music gurus, top rated vocal music singing teachers, noted vocal musicians, best vocal music performers – vocalists, vocal singing trainers and voice singing instructors in India. Divya sangeet vidyalaya offers the regular and online Hobby certificate level courses, diploma, graduation, post graduation and doctorate level music classes for above mentioned courses to learn the following:

Global / Indian vocal singing classes – Hindustani classical vocal singing. Indian Light classical vocal Sugam Sangit lessons – learn to sing Bhajans, Ghazals, Devotional, Spiritual chants, Folk songs Lok geet sangeet etc. Carnatic vocal singing – Karnatic vocal lessons on Skype, Rabindra Sangit, Gurbani Shabad Kirtan, Bollywood movies – Hindi film songs singing lessons on Google talk etc. Western classical vocal and popular vocal music. Indian Hindustani classical vocal music lessons online on Skype, Light semi classical singing classes & Carnatic voice music lessons online are offered as flexible online vocal music class schedules for global citizens & non-resident Indians (NRI) living in USA, Mauritius, UK, Kenya, Canada, Fiji, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Philippines, New Zealand, Netherlands, Thailand & other countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East & South America.

  • Hindustani vocal singing online class video lessons India
  • Carnatic vocal singing online class video lessons India
  • Hindi Light Classical vocal singing online class video lessons

The regular vocal music classes and online Skype music learning class lessons offered by Divya Music include the systemic vocal music training based on prescribed music syllabus / curriculum and the vocal music course student learns about – basic and advanced knowledge of vocal singing, voice singing notes and sound, origin and genre of music, work of noted vocalists – musicians of the world, learning how to sing, solo and chorus singing music compositions etc.

For further details on vocal music courses, fees, vocal music teachers, music class schedules, Google + hangouts music lessons, affordable low cost price online Skype music classes and Youtube free music video lessons and for online music school admissions you are welcome to visit:

  • www.MusicSchoolIndia.com
  • www.MusicClassOnline.in

You are welcome to – View gallery: Music training class lessons online videos and Indian music school online learning pictures .
Contact Divya Music .


  • Hindustani
    Classical Vocal Lessons Online
  • Carnatic
    Vocal Lessons Online
  • Light
    Classical Vocal Lessons Online
  • Global
    / Western Vocal Lessons Online
  • Online
    Vocal Singing Lessons
  • Music
    Career Courses & Fees
  • Music
    Hobby Courses & Fees
  • Speciality
    Music Sessions
  • Vocal
    Music Testimonials

Devs Music Academy - Award Winning Dance & Music Academy in Pune - Best Sound Engineering Course

  • Log in
  • Sign up

  • 0 items

  • Check out

Bollywood Playback Singing Course

 

 

 

 

Bollywood Playback Singing Course

Course Duration : 1 Year

Course Fees: Rs 27500

Learn Hindustani Classical Ghazal Sufi Western Hindi / English / Regional Language Songs / Stage shows participation / 1 Studio Recording Song 

Reasons to Join a Singing Course

There are numerous reasons why a singer may wish to join a Singing course. In general, if your voice experiences the following problems you should consider enrolling for a singing course –

1 – Pitch problems 2- limited vocal range problems 3 – tone deafness 4-voice cracking 5 – lack of stamina for Singing for long concerts 6- lack of vocal control  7 – lack of consistent singing 8 – lack of confidence 9 – stage fear and many more…..

Some things you can learn from a Singing Course –

1 – Singing Properly

2 – Avoiding Fatigue, Strain and Injury

3 – Gaining confidence

4 – Receiving 100% honest feedback about your Singing

5 – Expert Solutions to Vocal Problems

6 – Vocal control Practice

7 – Different styles of Singing

8 – Achieving faster results

9 – Opportunity to Sing in Stage Shows

10 – Gain from Jamming Sessions with live Musicians

11 – Chance to meet like minded Singers just like you.

12 – Making an Investment – Learning Singing is like an investment in one’s future and vocal health. Here the returns are a zillion percent of joy and fulfillment that you get by great Singing which is invaluable, all the money in the world cant buy that happiness.

And there are many many more reasons to take up a Singing Course.

Some information for Singing Students – Bollywood Batch / General Batch

“Ragas are born from Thaats – so what are Thaats?” Thaats are like sets of a particular notes. From each of these Thaats are born 100s of Ragas which have all the primary qualities of the Thaat it is derived from.

In Hindustani Classical music there are 10 Thaats. 10 – Thaats – Bilawal Thaat / Khamaj Thaat / Kafi Thaat / Asawari Thaat / Bhairavi Thaat / Bhairav Thaat / Marwa Thaat / Poorvi Thaat / Todi Thaat and Yaman Kalyan Thaat.

For example Raga Bhoop (also known as Bhupali Raga)  is derived from Kalyan Thaat. So it will only have the notes from Thaat Kalyan, any note than dosent belong to Thaat Kalyan will not be present in Bhoop Raga.

By the way Thaat Kalyan = s r g M p d n s’ M – Tivra Ma and remaining swars are shuddha swaras So any Raga coming from Thaat Kalyan will have some or all of these notes only no other notes (there are exceptions though like Mishra ragas but we will not discuss that right now) ‘Bhoop’ Raga has s r g p d s’ notes. These notes are taken from Thaat Kalyan.

Some Ragas have 5 Notes – Pentatonic or Audav Raga Some Ragas have 6 Notes – Shadav Ragas Some Ragas have all 7 notes of Thaat – Sampoorna Ragas. ‘Bhoop’ Raga is a pentatonic Raga as it is made of 5 notes.

Some Ragas are Seasonal (meant to be sung in particular Season) Ragas have a particular samay when it is supposed to be sung. Like Bhoop Raga is a night time Raga.

All ragas are forms of expressions of different Rasa’s from the Navras.. which has different ras such as Karuna Ras, Vir Ras etc showing emotions and expressions. For example Bhoop Raga demonstrates Bhakti Ras.

Ragas are basically a structure of notes with certain rules. They can only be sung when we sing a song composed using those Raga notes and rules. These songs composed in the ancient time are called as Bandishes / Taranaas.

If you find difficult to sing Bandish or Taranaa at the start follow the given plan –

1 – First practice Singing Aaroh and Avaroh of each Raga. For example for Bhoop Raga the Aaroh is s r g p d s’ and avaroh is s’ d p g r s.

2 – Then start listening to film songs composed in that Raga and practice singing it. For example songs like Main Jahan Rahu from Namastey London or Dekha ek khwaab to hai -Silsila or Dil hun hun Re – Rudaali for female singers or the famous Jagjit Singh bhajan “hey govind hey gopal” There are also different taals like teentaal Dadra etc to be used when singing Bandish we will discuss this later. Hope you are not bored by now. But it is important to know the Hindustani Classical Music structure so then you can imagine its complexity and why it takes 10 years to study I would say even 10% of it.

Regards Singing Department Devs Music.

 

Join the most economical and most productive Singing Classes in Pune and learn to Sing Professionally by developing proper tempo knowledge (“laya” knowledge) and proper Music Note knowledge (“Sur” knowledge).

Devs Music Academy

Devs Music Academy offers a variety of music courses in Pune such as Guitar classes in Pune, Casio classes in Pune, Drums classes in Pune, Flute classes in Pune, Violin classes in Pune, Mouthorgan Classes in Pune, Mandolin classes in Pune, Tabla classes in Pune, Hindustani Classical Vocals Singing classes in Pune, Western Singing classes in Pune, Dance classes in Pune, Salsa classes in Pune, Acting classes in Pune, Saxophone classes in Pune, Drawing and Painting classes in Pune Devs Music is an expert in teaching music composition, guitar scales, piano scales, guitar chords, piano chords, jazz etc and some Professional courses such as DJ Mixing courses in Pune, Sound Engineering courses in Pune, Photography courses in Pune, Music Therapy courses and Music Management courses in Pune

Devs Music has been teaching music since 1996.

Call 9923561531 / 9764887344 / 9923577867

Join Devs Music Courses in Pune. Top Ranking Music Classes in Pune. Guitar Classes in Pune, Piano Classes, Casio Classes in Pune, Mouthorgan in Pune, Flute classes in Pune, Drums Classes in Pune, Violin Classes in Pune, Mandolin classes in Pune, Drawing Painting classes in Pune, Dance Classes in Pune, Dance Academy in Pune, Acting classes in Pune, Singing classes in Pune, Hindustani Classical Singing classes in Pune, Sound Engineering classes in Pune, Music Composition Course in Pune, Sound Engineering Courses in Pune

Choosing a class

questi

Login

Store

Featured
Explore
Curators
Wishlist
News
Stats

Community

Home
Discussions
Workshop
Market
Broadcasts

Support

Change language
View desktop website

© Valve Corporation. All rights reserved. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries.
Privacy Policy
 |   Legal
 |   Steam Subscriber Agreement
 |   Refunds

STEAM

STORE

Featured
Explore
Curators
Wishlist
News
Stats

COMMUNITY

Home
Discussions
Workshop
Market
Broadcasts

ABOUT

SUPPORT

Install Steam

login
 | 
language

Български (Bulgarian)
čeština (Czech)
Dansk (Danish)
Nederlands (Dutch)
Suomi (Finnish)
Français (French)
Ελληνικά (Greek)
Deutsch (German)
Magyar (Hungarian)
Italiano (Italian)
日本語 (Japanese)
한국어 (Korean)
Norsk (Norwegian)
Polski (Polish)
Português (Portuguese)
Português-Brasil (Portuguese-Brazil)
Русский (Russian)
Română (Romanian)
简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)
Español (Spanish)
Svenska (Swedish)
繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)
ไทย (Thai)
Türkçe (Turkish)
Українська (Ukrainian)
Help us translate Steam

Cart (0)


Your Store

Store Home

Recently viewed

Steam Curators

Recently updated


Games
Games

Free to Play

Early Access

Demos

Virtual Reality

Steam Controller Friendly

PC Café Games on Steam

Browse by genre:

Action

Adventure

Casual

Indie

Massively Multiplayer

Racing

RPG

Simulation

Sports

Strategy

See popular tags

Browse by platform:

Mac OS X

SteamOS + Linux


Software
Software

Software Hub

Animation & Modeling

Audio Production

Design & Illustration

Education

Game Development

Photo Editing

Utilities

Video Production

Web Publishing


Hardware
Hardware

Steam Controller

Steam Link

HTC Vive


Videos
Videos

Video Hub

Browse by type:

Movie

Episodic

Documentary

Gaming

Tutorial

Short

Browse by genre:

Action

Anime

Comedy

Drama

Horror

Sci-fi

News

Home > Oops

Oops, sorry!

An error was encountered while processing your request:

This item is currently unavailable in your region


ABOUT STEAM

What is Steam?

Gifting on Steam

The Steam Community


ABOUT VALVE

About Valve

Business Solutions

Steamworks

Jobs


HELP

Support

Forums

Stats


NEWS FEEDS

  Steam News

  Game Releases

  Daily Deals

Valve Software
Valve Software
© 2018 Valve Corporation. All rights reserved. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries.
VAT included in all prices where applicable.  

Privacy Policy
  |  
Legal
  |  
Steam Subscriber Agreement
  |  
Refunds

View mobile website

About Valve
  |   Steamworks
  |   Jobs
  |   Steam Distribution
  |   Gift Cards
  |   Steam
  |   @steam_games

FANDOM

  • Sign In

  • Dont have an account?

    Register

Start a Wiki

Advertisement

Dragonica Wiki
419
Pages

Add new page

in:

Classes , Game terms

Class

Edit

  • History

Comments

Share


There are 4 different classes, Warrior, Mage, Archer, and Thief. At level 20, you will be able to accept your job advancement quest line. It is reccomended that you do some research on your job advancements before choosing.

First, you will have to choose from your available job advancement classes* you must go around Bearded Whale Coast and kill any enemies there until you have 20 Class Emblems. Next, you must defeat Captain Hookah on 2 Star (F2) difficulty. Finally, Defeat Hookah on 4 Star (F4) difficulty.**

  • Warriors can become Knights or Gladiators. Knights use 1 Handed Swords and shields while Gladiators use 2 Handed Swords (Gladiators are the only class who can’t equip a weapon and a shield slot type item).
  • Magicians can become Acolytes or Battlemages. Acolytes use Staves and Battlemages use Polearms.
  • Archers can become Hunters or Rangers. Hunters use Bows while Rangers use Crossbows.
  • Thieves can become Jesters or Assassins. Jesters use Claws and Assassins use Katars.

Once you advance to the next class, you cannot return to the previous class. (i.e, A jester cannot turn back into a thief) You can however, continue to spend points on thief skills.

At Level 40, you will be able to advance your job again.

  • Warrior:

Knights become Paladins. Gladiators become Myrmidons.

  • Magicians:

Acolytes become Oracles. Battlemages become Warmages.

  • Archers:

Hunters become Trappers. Rangers become Snipers.

  • Thieves:

Jesters become Harlequins. Assassins become Ninjas.

In the upcoming update, Paris Strikes Back, another job advancement quest becomes availible at Level 60. The names may differ in the US version.

  • Warrior: Paladins become Dragoons, Myrmidons become Destroyers.
  • Magician: Oracles becomes Cleric, Warmages become Arcanists.
  • Archer: Trappers become Windrunners, Snipers become Bombardiers
  • Thief: Harlequins become Jokers, Ninjas become Shadows.

  • Choose carefully! Once you choose your class advancement, you will NOT be able to choose again without recreating your character.
    • In a later patch, you will get the job advancement after completing the Hookah F2 quest.

Retrieved from ” http://dragonica.wikia.com/wiki/Class?oldid=9007 “


Gamer Movie


Deadpool 2


Honest Trailers

How to Avoid Plagiarism: Ways to Detect and Prevent It

questi

Log in / Sign up
Forgot password

We have just sent temporary password to your email.
Use these details to login.
 

Log in

Hire Writer

Menu

Plagiarism Checker by EduBirdie.

Check Your Essay for Free


The length of the text:
0
(No spaces: 0)
Check another text




superfilename
0.0%
The uniqueness
of the text

I need plagiarism-free content

Text matches

Sources:
Similarity index:
View in the text:

Show all matches

We Can Turn Your Paper Into a Perfect One

Editing Help

EduBirdie is your one-stop-shop for editing and proofreading!
We have an expansive database of editors who can help hone and perfect your
academic paper, eliminating all grammar and syntax mistakes along the way.

Rewriting

Writing essays is time-consuming and arduous for students in all fields.
What’s more, rewriting old essays to improve grades can feel like an even
greater time suck. So, let us rewrite your old essays to perfection!

Why Choose Us?



Only Real Editors


200+ Professionals


High Quality

Why using a Plagiarism Checker is Essential.

You’ve created a paper for presentation in your educational institution, and want to check
content for originality. Or perhaps you’ve ordered papers from writing companies and want
to check essay for plagiarism. Whatever the reason, the purpose stays the same – you clearly
need to check papers before submission. To help users worldwide detect copied content, we’ve
created free plagiarism checker! With the assistance of this useful instrument, you can search
for any stolen data and avoid it in your document easily.

When you are preparing assignments or
writing research papers , quality
is the first thing teachers pay attention to. Of course, mistakes and typos strike the eye,
but they can be easily fixed. However, many students duplicate content and attempt to pass it off
as their own. As a result, college plagiarism has become a common thing, and such works frequently
are returned to students. To avoid facing such a problem, it is necessary to sift through text before
submission. That’s why our plagiarism detector is tool for you.

If you decided to buy papers from professional authors, you might come across the same problem –
copied essays. Don’t give those so-called “helpers” the chance fool you! Use a plagiarism scanner
to be sure the paper you’ve received is entirely authentic and is worth the money paid.

How does our online plagiarism checker work?

  • Attach the file from your computer or just copy the text and paste it into the special field.
  • Click the ‘check my essay’ button.
  • Wait for the engine to submit your request and examine content
  • Receive a plagiarism report including the percentage of uniqueness of your text. Any copied
    words and expressions will be highlighted, and a list of sources with the same content will be presented.

There is only one way to foretell your academic success – gain absolute confidence in the quality
of assignments you submit. Let our checker for students review your document for you!

Although quality is paramount when it comes to academic papers, one aspect of any professional work
that can never go unmentioned is originality. In fact, it is considered unprofessional and highly
unethical to copy content from another author’s’ work without giving credit to them.

For this reason, we have always taken it upon ourselves to scan every piece of content created by our
writers to ensure that it is 100% original and completely unique. We use many different tools to
scan content for originality. By the time the paper is finally submitted to you, it is usually 100%
authentic. But it doesn’t end there. If after reviewing the work you feel that chunks of the content
were lifted from someone else’s work, all you have to do is contact our customer support team
who will work swiftly to investigate and resolve the matter.

Essay Plagiarism Checking

Other than maintaining originality, we are also extremely keen on confidentiality. We have taken
several measures to ensure the confidentiality of our client’s details. For instance, we have a
strategy in place that ensures client information remains with us and only us. Not even our
writers have access to the personal information of our clients. Furthermore, all our staff– writers
included–sign an agreement which requires them to adhere to a strict confidentiality protocol.

We monitor these two issues (plagiarism and confidentiality) very closely: from the moment you
join our platform as a client, and throughout the creation of your papers and even after your
paper is delivered. We always work hard to ensure that you get the best possible experience.
Therefore, you can relax knowing that maintaining confidentiality and avoiding plagiarism are
our top priorities.

When you use our academic writing services, you are always guaranteed high quality, error-free,
100% original and confidential papers that meet your requirements. You will never ask Google
to “write my paper for me” again.

If you’re feeling:

Overwhelmed with tons of routine tasks and educational assignments?
Worried about making sure the work is 100% plagiarism free?

Stuck with a lot of homework assignments and test preps to be done this week?
Afraid that your academic inquiry will be ignored or missed within a tight deadline?

Stressed about searching for essay-writing services with solid money-back and confidentiality guarantees?
Depressed while trying to increase your school, college or university grade point average and you just can’t get ahead?

Unsure about where to find high-quality essays done exactly for your particular university, high school or college?
Concerned about ordering papers for reasonable prices, which are not only unique but relevant and free of grammar mistakes?

You no longer need to worry about any of these issues if you ask for a helping hand from our professionals.

LET’S GET STARTED

We handle all writing assignments

for any type of paper, including:

  • Essay (Any Type)
  • Assignment
  • Research Paper
  • Argumentative Essay
  • Book/Movie Review
  • Critical Thinking
  • Admission Essay
  • Article Review
  • Case Study
  • Coursework
  • Term Paper
  • Research Proposal
  • Presentation or Speech
  • Q&A
  • Other

Choose your writer from your phone

Writer avatar

BrilliantEssays

№2 In global rating

253

finished papers

172

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

Dr Jacklynne

№17 In global rating

98

finished papers

59

customer reviews

99%

success rate

Writer avatar

ProWriterBel

№5 In global rating

85

finished papers

57

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

Prof. Excellence

№3 In global rating

217

finished papers

118

customer reviews

97%

success rate

Writer avatar

Dr Olivia

№10 In global rating

184

finished papers

115

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

Leah.

№7 In global rating

175

finished papers

100

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

M. Carol

№11 In global rating

244

finished papers

119

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

KEZIAH

№15 In global rating

112

finished papers

75

customer reviews

97%

success rate

Writer avatar

Cute Writer

№13 In global rating

131

finished papers

89

customer reviews

96%

success rate

Writer avatar

Prof. Esther

№16 In global rating

63

finished papers

41

customer reviews

100%

success rate

How it works

Tell us about your essay: Instructions, requirements and deadline.

Chat with professional writers out of 200+ and pick the best one for you.

Make a deposit and your writer will start working on your paper.

Release money to the writer ONLY if you’re satisfied with the outcome

What’s included?

Check out our essay writing service features. We guarantee that your custom essay will not only be
delivered on time but will also be of the highest quality.

Find out how much your paper will cost

See prices from 200+ writers
See prices from your phone

Learn More

Blog
Our educational space is broad, free, and available to every student wanting to read and learn useful tips and recommendations.
Read articles >

Questions & Answers
Get the answers to all your questions immediately. We also recommend exploring the customer’s testimonial and reviews.
Read FAQ >

Private Sector
Read the necessary confidentiality policies and procedures related to the ordering process, terms , conditions, and privacy protection.

Contact Support
Get in touch with us live 24 hours a day for any questions or concerns.
Write to Support >

Do You Need A Plagiarism Free Paper?

Browse our database of professional essay writers and find the one that’s right for your project.

Get your plagiarism free essay in 3 hours or more.


By clicking “Send”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy . We’ll occasionally send you promo and account related emails.

High chance of plagiarism!

Please consider rewriting this essay as it seems
to contain noticeable amounts of un-original material.

Verifying your text takes approximately 10-20 seconds

200+

This is the number of writers on Edubirdie

marketplace platform that are available

to help you with your assignment.

Verifying your text takes approximately 10-20 seconds

3

This is the minimal number of hours

which our experts need to improve

your paper.

Verifying your text takes approximately 10-20 seconds

27

This is the number of students

who have active orders with expert

editors on our platform right now.

Write My EssayZ

Essay writing Term paper writing Resume writing Coursework writing Writing Services Editing Services Proofreading Services College essay College admissions School essay writing Academic essays Capstone projects Nurse admission essays Law essays Argument essay writing Admission essays Custom term papers Five paragraph essay Scholarship essay College papers
Popular requests

Write My Paper Custom essays Plagiarism free essays College essay writers Essay help Cheap essays Buy essays online Essays for sale Purchase essays online Nursing essay help Buy a coursework Buy application essay College essay writing Custom personal essay Essay writers APA paper help Persuasive essay Order essay College essay help Cheap essays Essay examples Compare and Contrast

Show more

Need someone to write your essay?

Our writers can easily write your essay or term paper!

Order Now

100% Secure!

perfect quality money back picture perfect quality money back picture
  • money back picture
  • perfect quality
paper picture

Written from scratch

star picture

100% private and secure

medal picture

24/7 customer support

letter picture

Instant email delivery

formatting benefits picture

Proper academic format

Looking for Plagiarism Free Essays?

Sometimes, you need a break from schoolwork. This is completely understandable. After all, employees get breaks from work; shouldn’t you get the same from academics? It seems simple enough concept, and now it really is simple enough – because you have essay writing services like Write My Essayz around to craft coursework for you! With such great services around, it’s almost as though you never have to write an essay again! Unfortunately, you may have to halt the celebrations, because lately, plagiarism essays have been running rampant across the internet.

Plagiarism-free essay papers

WriteMyEssayz.com despises plagiarism, as do all honest, high-quality writing services. We believe that plagiarism is the refuge of a cheap, nasty and disgusting writing company. Even students know how detestable plagiarism is – why do these writing services think that they can get away with it? It’s simple: they want money. That’s all they care about, and that’s all they seek, and they don’t care how many customers they disappoint along the way. WriteMyEssayz.com is the complete opposite. We offer plagiarism free essays because we care more about your happiness and success than the depth of our wallet. Plagiarism free essays are easy to come by at WriteMyEssayz.com, since everything we compose is produced entirely from scratch! With competent, educated, native English-speaking writers staffing our company, you know that you’re always getting plagiarism free essays. Our company even runs all essays through a plagiarism check program before sending them out – just to make sure our own writers aren’t slacking!

“Just when I thought I would miss my deadline and fail my class, you came through for me. Excellent paper!”

RJ Winters, CA

“When my 6th grade son came home with a research paper assignment I could have fainted! There’s no way I could have helped him by myself. Thanks so much for all you did for us. He actually knows how to write a research paper now.”

Peggy, Canada

“My term paper was really getting me down. I didn’t trust writing services until my friend told me to try yours. I’m sure glad I did. Thanks for the “A” I got from my teacher!”

Claudia, OK

“Thanks for the great help with creating my outline. I look forward to hiring you again for other assignment.”

Sydney, OH

Don’t trust in companies that only care about their paycheck. Trust in a company that wants to deliver high-quality, authentic work and only cares about complete customer satisfaction. After all, where would we be without you – our valued customer? Use WriteMyEssayz.com if you care about the quality of your essays and don’t want to be stuck with awful, plagiarized material. We’re ready to help you!

It’s easy to have your paper written

All you have to do is provide us with the exact assignment instructions you have received from your teacher. Our writers will take care of the rest.

1 provide your
instructions

2 let the writer
do the job

3 download
your paper

A Guide to the World&#39

questi

Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

Degree Finder

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

Degree Finder

Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA

Best Online MBA Degrees

Best Online MBA Degrees

Best Online MBA Degrees

Best Online MBA Degrees

Earning a Master’s of Business Administration is considered to be one of the business world’s highest academic achievements.

Best Online MBA Degrees But what do you do if you can’t pack up and leave your job or city to pursue a top MBA from one of the best business schools around the country or world?

Don’t fret—in the past 15 years many of the world’s finest business programs have been adapting to trends in digital education to accommodate diverse student populations all over the globe.

At College Choice, we’re on the lookout for the best online MBA programs so that you can stay focused on your career, complete school at your own pace, and take the next step toward a fulfilling and stable career.

Online MBA degrees offer many of the same challenges as traditional MBAs, and a few perks that traditional MBAs can’t offer. With program offerings in a variety of business-related fields, like operations, HR, finance, and marketing, the online MBA gives students the time and flexibility they need to build a career while going to school.

As well, often online MBA programs are less expensive than traditional programs, but that doesn’t mean they’re less work.

Here’s what you can expect if you decide to pursue an online MBA:

  • Expectation #1: Get ready to become way more tech-savvy than you currently are. Digital MBA programs function on integrated video chat, presentation, and peer-to-peer collaboration software. These tools aren’t tough to use, but can take some getting used to.
  • Expectation #2: Get ready to hone your communication skills through writing. Many online MBA programs push students through writing-based assignments, email, and chatting. Whether your classes are synchronous or asynchronous, you will need to improve your written language skills.
  • Expectation #3: Get ready to expand your network. Just because you’re taking classes online and aren’t spending time sitting next to students, doesn’t mean you won’t make professional connections that will benefit you down the road. Digital classrooms offer integrated communication methods so you can see and hear your peers, make new friends, and have connections to take with you into your job search.

What Are the Best MBA Programs?

At College Choice, our sources for data and information come from a few different places. First, we rate our online MBA programs based on their actual costs (taking into account hidden fees that often go unadvertised by universities, such as technical support fees or operating platform costs).

Additionally, we base our rankings on information published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA . This organization conducted a nationwide survey, polling students of all stripes on financial aid offerings, the overall cost of going to school, and the job-placement rates of post-college students.

Such factors are integrated into data from other sources, which are also available publicly, like U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com.

1

University of North Carolina

College Choice Score: 100

Average Tuition: $26,354.00

Program Website

University of North Carolina University of North Carolina University of North Carolina University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill takes the top spot in this ranking, and for good reason. The school’s [email protected] , as the program is called, blends a world-class faculty with an exceptional curriculum, all available at a student’s fingertips. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. The business program holds additional accreditation by the AACSB International.

Courses are delivered synchronously, ensuring that students can participate in live discussions and ask questions in real-time. All other coursework, such as assignments and exams, are available on smart devices and can be accessed at any time, even when there’s no internet connection. Additionally, students can make the most of their time at this school by taking on an optional global immersion, which helps them better understand how business works on an international scale.

This is the most comprehensive MBA online curriculum on this list. The program requires 66 credit hours for graduation, with most students completing the requirement in about three years. There are also optional concentrations for a student to participate in. Sample business administration courses include Analytical Tools, Business Communication, and Business Strategy.

2

Temple University

College Choice Score: 96.82

Average Tuition: $21,042.00

Program Website

Temple University Temple University Temple University Temple University

Temple University has a stellar reputation for being the top-ranked destination for online graduate business students. The school’s MBA online program, which is housed at the Fox School of Business, is currently rated first in Best Grad Schools by U.S. News and World Report. The school is regionally accredited by MSCHE and holds further accreditation by the AACSB International.

Temple requires an orientation residency that takes place at the school’s main campus prior to commencement. This is a week-long residency that will see students complete their first course for their degree, work with faculty and classmates in team projects, and network with potential employers. Courses are then taught synchronously and asynchronously, giving students the chance to participate in live discussions as well as review subject matter at a later date.

The Fox MBA requires 36 credit hours for completion, as well as a capstone course. Students can reasonably complete the degree in less than 20 months. Sample courses include Quantitative Methods for Business, Industrial Organization for Business Strategy, and Financial Accounting.

3

Pennsylvania State University World Campus

College Choice Score: 93.93

Average Tuition: $19,328.00

Program Website

Pennsylvania State University 1 Pennsylvania State University 1 Pennsylvania State University 1 Pennsylvania State University 1

Pennsylvania State University’s World Campus is home to the Penn State MBA Online, a program that was created to give students the ability to earn a business degree while continuing with their already busy careers. This program is in collaboration with other Penn State schools, ensuring that students always find the courses they need at an affordable price. This university holds regional accreditation by the MSCHE. The school also holds separate accreditation by the AACSB International.

There is only one residency that is required for this school; all other coursework and degree requirements can be earned wholly online. Orientation is held at the school’s main campus in University Park, Pennsylvania, and is a five-day trip that offers students the opportunity to meet with staff, participate in team exercises, attend workshops, and more. It is also a credit that works towards a student’s degree.

This MBA program requires 48 credit hours for completion and comes with eight different concentrations. They include Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, and Advanced Accounting. Sample business courses include Leadership Communications, Data Analysis for Decision Making, and Managing Supply Chains in Global Markets.

4

Arkansas State University

College Choice Score: 93.65

Average Tuition: $9,144.00

Program Website

Arkansas State University Arkansas State University Arkansas State University Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University is new to online learning, but that doesn’t mean that its MBA program that can be found on the portal is not one of the best. This school offers a flexible and excellent degree program for working professionals. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business programs also have independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

Arkansas State offers just one concentration for this online degree. The Supply Chain Management Concentration is a sought-after specialization in the current business climate, and students interested in this field will be better served by having it on their resume.

Courses taught online are delivered asynchronously and through a well-maintained learning management system. All coursework, assignments, and exams are delivered through the system, making education mobile for busy students.

This degree requires 33 credit hours of coursework, including a capstone project and a seminar. Students are advised to check with an enrollment counselor about the possibility of them needing to fulfill any foundation courses prior to moving on to the Core Curriculum. Sample courses include Corporate Financial Management, Accounting for Planning and Control, and Global Strategic Initiatives.

5

University of Florida

College Choice Score: 91.40

Average Tuition: $27,335.00

Program Website

University of Florida University of Florida University of Florida University of Florida

The University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business is among the highest-rated business schools in America. This school, which is best known for its MBA online programs, has been rated as one of the world’s best by the Financial Times and U.S. News and World Report. This university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

This university has two tracks for completion of the MBA online program. Students who do not have a background in business or have little to no work experience are encouraged to take the Two-Year Track, as it provides the basic fundamentals of business prior to moving on to more advanced subjects.

The Online One-Year Track is for students who have work and educational experience in the business field. This track sees them complete the MBA in 16 months, which is faster than nearly any other program that has been ranked here.

The UF MBA program is a cohort-based online program that has a residency requirement of one weekend every four months. Orientation is also mandatory.

This degree requires 36 credit hours for completion, including a capstone project and the above-mentioned residencies. Students may also be required to take prerequisite courses on an as-needed basis. Sample courses include Managerial Accounting, Forensic Accounting, and International Business.

6

Carnegie Mellon University

College Choice Score: 90.40

Average Tuition: $40,625.00

Program Website

Carnegie Mellon Carnegie Mellon Carnegie Mellon Carnegie Mellon

Students have often praised Carnegie Mellon University for its commitment to academic excellence. It will come as no surprise, then, that the same praise is offered to its online, part-time MBA program. This university is regionally accredited by the MSCHE. The business school is also independently accredited by the AACSB International.

Unlike many other online programs, Carnegie Mellon delivers its online courses through a synchronous format. This allows students to participate in real-time during lectures, speak with classmates, and collaborate on team projects together.

It is also important to remember that this program does have residency requirements. These are called Access Weekends and they happen once a term for the duration of the program. Blending online and face-to-face courses allows students to feel connected to Carnegie Mellon and its faculty and staff.

This school requires 54 credit hours for graduation. This includes workshops and networking opportunities. Sample courses include Statistical Decision Making, Interpersonal Communication, and Ethics and Leadership.

7

Arizona State University

College Choice Score: 89.56

Average Tuition: $22,580.00

Program Website

Arizona State University 1 Arizona State University 1 Arizona State University 1 Arizona State University 1

Arizona State University remains one of the largest and academically excellent institutions in the country. It is currently home to an exceptional MBA online program, which is housed in the W.P. Carey School of Business. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business programs, both on-campus and online, are independently accredited by the AACSB International.

ASU takes special precautions when it comes to online education. Courses are taught in five-week sessions, allowing for a shorter time to graduation while ensuring that students only learn one subject per term. And all courses are taught asynchronously to give students the ability to learn when they have time, which, in turn, provides them a better opportunity to finish their degree.

The Carey MBA is a general degree and only requires 27 credit hours for completion. There are no capstone projects or internships required; students, however, will be expected to complete at least two case study-based projects with a team. Sample courses include Financial Accounting, Managerial Finance, and Operations and Supply Management.

8

Indiana University

College Choice Score: 89.37

Average Tuition: $26,812.00

Program Website

Indiana University Bloomington 1 Indiana University Bloomington 1 Indiana University Bloomington 1 Indiana University Bloomington 1

Indiana University at Bloomington holds the distinction of having one of the most flexible MBA online programs on this list. The fact that it comes from a nationally ranked institution will come as no surprise either, since the school consistently beats out private institutions to be one of the best in the nation. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and holds further accreditation by the AACSB International for its online business degrees.

One of the most interesting aspects of Indiana University is its Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education, or AGILE, program. This is a project that takes place at various business schools around the country and results in a case study project that students can put on their resume.

This university requires 51 credit hours for completion of the degree, 39 of which come from electives. A capstone project is also required. Sample courses include Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Reputation Leadership and the Business Environment.

9

University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium

College Choice Score: 88.48

Average Tuition: $20,250

Program Website

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy

The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium is a unique and innovative program that provides students with the opportunity to complete their MBA degree totally online by partnering with four AACSB accredited business schools within the University of Wisconsin System. The four partners are UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Parkside. UW-Eau Claire serves as the Consortium’s managing partner. The program holds independent accreditation by AACSB International.

This is a completely online program; no on-campus residencies are ever required. This is because the program was created for busy professionals who don’t have the time to go to campus when they’ve got full-time jobs and other responsibilities. In fact, that’s the reason the courses are also taught asynchronously; it allows students the chance to study when they have time without having to stick to a rigid schedule.

The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium requires 30 credit hours for graduation. It can reasonably be completed within three years. Sample business courses include Microeconomics, Accounting Foundation for Management Decisions, and Management Information Systems in Business.

10

Kennesaw State University

College Choice Score: 87.19

Average Tuition: $8,559

Program Website

Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University has a reputation for being one of the best online M.B.A. destinations in the country. This school’s MBA program, known as the Coles WebMBA, currently is ranked in the top 20 by GetEducated.com for its value for both in-state and out-of-state students. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. The business program is specially accredited by the AACSB International.

Like many programs, the only residency requirement for this program is a two-day orientation. This takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the only time students will be required to meet face-to-face with instructors.

Students work in a cohort to complete the requirements for this program. All students work to complete two courses per eight-week term, resulting in a graduation timeline of 20 months. And, like most other programs, students will graduate with a Kennesaw State MBA degree that is identical to the on-campus degree.

This degree requires 30 credit hours for completion. There are team projects and a capstone project that are also required for completion. Sample business courses include Leadership and Ethics in Business, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management.

11

University of South Florida—St Petersburg

College Choice Score: 86.33

Average Tuition: $18,538

Program Website

South Florida St Petersburg 1 South Florida St Petersburg 1 South Florida St Petersburg 1 South Florida St Petersburg 1

Few programs offer students the excellent range of experiences that the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg can. This school offers one of the only wholly online part-time MBA programs on this ranking. The university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

The part-time format of the USFSP MBA program is perfect for working professionals. Courses are taught asynchronously and in eight week sessions, allowing them the convenience of studying one course at a time on their own schedule. This also ensures that a student understands a subject before moving on to more advanced concepts.

This MBA program requires 36 credit hours of coursework. Over half of those credit hours come from electives that form focus tracks; examples of these tracks include Forensic Accounting, International Business, and Marketing Strategy. Sample business courses include Leadership and Corporate Accountability, Managerial Analysis, and Regulatory and Reporting Environments.

12

West Texas A & M University

College Choice Score: 86.86

Average Tuition: $7,136.98

Program Website

West Texas AM University 1 West Texas AM University 1 West Texas AM University 1 West Texas AM University 1

West Texas A&M University has one of the most lauded online MBA programs in the country. It has been nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report, GetEducated.com, and the Princeton Review. This school holds regional accreditation by the SACS COC. The school’s College of Business also has independent accreditation by the AACSB.

The online MBA at WTAMU is comprehensive and 100 percent online. Students will never have to attend campus while getting their degree, as all courses required for graduation can be found on the online portal. Students will also find that a good variety of electives for the four concentrations this degree holds are also available to be taken online.

Unlike other online MBA programs that offer just a general graduate degree, WTAMU offers students the chance to choose a concentration that fits their interests. The program currently offers four concentrations, including Management, Marketing, Healthcare Management, and Computer Information Systems. These concentrations will add to the requirements for the MBA degree.

This online MBA program requires a minimum of 31 graduate hours of coursework. Students who decide to apply for a concentration will be required to complete at least 40 graduate hours and a final project. Sample courses include Accounting for Decision Making, Quantitative Analysis in Business, and Data and Information Management.

13

University of Texas at Dallas

College Choice Score: 86.18

Average Tuition: $22,282

Program Website

University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas confers an online Professional MBA, or the PMBA. It is one of the only schools on this list to confer this degree, which is highly valued by businesses who are interested in strong business professionals who are ready to take on leadership positions. This school holds regional accreditation by the SACS COC. The business programs are independently accredited by the AACSB International.

This program is a comprehensive degree that focuses a student’s attention in building a successful business within a competitive global marketplace. It was created to be a part-time program that ensures students can continue with their busy lives while striving to meet their educational goals.

UT Dallas understands that not all students will know if the online PMBA is right for them. That’s why the school offers all interested applicants the chance to visit an online course demo that takes them through how the asynchronous courses work, the learning management system, and teaches them how to use technical support, should they ever require it.

The PMBA requires 53 semester credit hours for completion. Of that requirement, 24 semester hours comes from electives alone. An international study trip as well as an internship are strongly encouraged but not required. Sample business courses include Global Business, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, and Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals.

14

University of Tennessee—Martin

College Choice Score: 85.98

Average Tuition: $22,198

Program Website

University of Tennessee Martin University of Tennessee Martin University of Tennessee Martin University of Tennessee Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin offers students two options for completing the MBA online. This is done through the School of Business and Global Affairs. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC and the online business school is fully accredited by the AACSB International.

The Hybrid MBA program at UTM is a relatively new addition to the school. It offers students a blend of online courses and on campus requirements. For this reason, it is a great fit for anyone who lives in Tennessee. It is a general MBA that has a reputation for being a practitioner-based program.

The MBA for Financial Services Professionals is a specialized degree that was created for business professionals who already have some work experience in this sector. It is a completely online program that takes 20 months to complete and is taught in a cohort model. It is currently ranked in the top 20 best online M.B.A. programs by U.S. News and World Report.

Both degrees have the same requirements, including at least 38 credit hours of coursework and one capstone project. Courses will differ between the two programs, but the Core Curriculum is required of any online M.B.A. candidate. Sample courses include Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Organizational Theory and Design, and The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business.

15

University of North Texas

College Choice Score: 85.71

Average Tuition: $12,470

Program Website

University of North Texas University of North Texas University of North Texas University of North Texas

The University of North Texas has more than a few online options for MBA programs. All of these programs were created with business professionals in mind and are offered in both traditional and accelerated options. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

UNT offers the MBA in two traditional tracks; these include the MBA in Marketing and the MBA in Finance. Students can finish these degrees within two years of part-time study. As with the accelerated programs, all coursework can be completed online. There may be some requirements for proctored exams, but these can be taken in a student’s own community.

The accelerated MBA formats at UNT include Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior. These were created for business professionals with some work experience. They are delivered in eight week sessions rather than the traditional 16-week session. As with all online programs at this university, students are required to take all of their courses online; there is no hybrid option at UNT.

The MBA programs all have the same core requirements. This includes at least 36 credit hours of coursework as well as a capstone project. Sample courses include Business Ethics and the Law, Organizational Behavior and Leadership, and Managerial Accounting.

16

Lehigh University

College Choice Score: 85.05

Average Tuition: $24,840

Program Website

Lehigh University copy Lehigh University copy Lehigh University copy Lehigh University copy

Lehigh University is one of the only institutions on this list to be continuously accredited by the AACSB International since its formation. The school, which offers one of the best online M.B.A. programs in the country, has been accredited since 1953. This university is also regionally accredited by the MSCHE.

The school’s online version of the MBA is known as the Lehigh FlexMBA. It is taught synchronously, with live web sessions every week. Lectures are also archived in the school’s learning management system for later viewing; however, students are advised that participation in the live weekly sessions is a requirement for most courses.

This school’s MBA requires 36 credit hours for completion. A capstone project is also required. Sample business courses include Quantitative Analysis for Business, Financial Management, and International Business.

17

University of Nebraska

College Choice Score: 84.03

Average Tuition: $19,914

Program Website

University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln houses one of the highest ranked business schools on this list. This university and its popular MBA program ranks in the top 20 in no less than four different rankings from the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and the Princeton Review. This university holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC.

UNL has application recommendations, such as management and leadership work experience, a GMAT score of 600, and more. However, students without a business background can still apply. Those interested in this program are encouraged to speak with an admissions advisor about what may help them get into this program.

The school also ensures that students feel no pressure in finishing their degree within a specific timetable. While it is possible to earn the MBA in 18 months, many students take around three years to graduate. The time limit to finish this degree is ten years.

The UNL MBA degree requires 48 credit hours of course work, including a capstone project. An internship is strongly encouraged, but not required. All courses are taught asynchronously. Sample courses include Applied Organizational Behavior, Supply Chain Management, and Financial Accounting.

18

SUNY College at Oswego

College Choice Score: 83.71

Average Tuition: $22,210

Program Website

SUNY Oswego copy SUNY Oswego copy SUNY Oswego copy SUNY Oswego copy

SUNY College at Oswego, known as Oswego by students, is home to an online business school that is thriving. It is best known for its option to complete the MBA fully online with no residency requirements. This school holds regional accreditation by the MSCHE.

While it is possible for students to take all classes online through the school’s learning management system, they can also opt for a hybrid approach to learning. This ensures that students can still enjoy face-to-face time with their instructors while completing the majority of their work online. Whichever route a student chooses to take, the requirements for the degree remain the same.

The MBA at Oswego requires 36 credit hours of coursework, which includes 15 hours of elective coursework. A capstone project is also required. Sample courses include Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Futures and Options Markets, and Organization and Management: A Global Perspective.

19

Marist College

College Choice Score: 83.68

Average Tuition: $13,500

Program Website

Marist College 1 Marist College 1 Marist College 1 Marist College 1

Marist College has long enjoyed a reputation for being one of the best business schools in the country. It is currently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as well as the Princeton Review for its outstanding business programs, including being recognized as having one of the best online M.B.A. programs in the nation. This school is regionally accredited by the MSCHE. The business programs are also independently accredited by the AACSB.

The Marist MBA program has three concentrations, including Ethical Leadership, Financial Management, and Health Care Administration. While these are not required as part of the MBA program, they can be of use to students who wish to specialize in these areas. Concentrations also work to a professional’s advantage during the job seeking process, as these areas are currently in need of qualified candidates.

This school does not have any mandatory residencies; all work is completed 100 percent online. However, students can choose to attend weekend residency in New York City. For all students who cannot make these trips, courses are taught asynchronously and are supported by the school’s online technical support staff.

This degree requires 36 credit hours of coursework, nine of which come from electives. A capstone project is also required. Sample MBA courses include Operations Management, Finance, and Analytics Bootcamp.

20

Mississippi State University

College Choice Score: 83.22

Average Tuition: $20,142

Program Website

Mississippi State University copy Mississippi State University copy Mississippi State University copy Mississippi State University copy

Mississippi State University has an internationally recognized online M.B.A. program that is perfect for business professionals who are interested in a flexible degree plan. This school is currently ranked by U.S. News and World Report, GetEducated.com, and others. Mississippi State is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. Its online business school is also specially accredited by the AACSB International.

This university admits students on a rolling basis; students can start any term they choose, allowing them to begin their degree plan when it is most convenient for them. Students also have the option to attend school either full-time or part-time, which is perfect for working students who need a little more flexibility in their schedule.

This is a general MBA program with no concentrations. Instead, the program focuses on important knowledge and an advanced set of leadership skills to prepare students to become business leaders. To this end, courses revolve around economics, leadership skills, law, and ethics.

The Distance MBA requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including a consulting project. As with other business schools, some students may need to complete prerequisite courses before moving on to the Core Curriculum. Sample courses include Strategic Marketing Management, Management Information Technology and Systems, and Corporate Finance.

21

North Carolina State University

College Choice Score: 83.05

Average Tuition: $21,951

Program Website

north carolina state raleigh 1 1 north carolina state raleigh 1 1 north carolina state raleigh 1 1 north carolina state raleigh 1 1

Through the Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers students the chance to get an accredited online M.B.A. from a respected institution. From choosing a start date to choosing between a flexible or accelerated degree plan, students will find that NC State—Raleigh provides them every opportunity to graduate on time. This school holds regional accreditation from the SACS COC. The online business school is also independently accredited by the AACSB International.

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about learning online through this university is that students have access to their professors just as much online as they have on campus. Instructors, all of which are certified to teach online courses, keep virtual hours through phone, email, chat, Skype, or Google Hangout. Students can also form their own study groups with their team members which allows them the opportunity to get to know their classmates as well as collaborate on team projects.

While coursework is done 100 percent online, NC State—Raleigh does require students to attend two three-day residencies at the school’s main campus. Only active duty military members may waive this requirement, should they be on tour.

The Professional MBA program from this university requires 40 credit hours of coursework for graduation. This includes team projects and a capstone course. Sample business courses include Operations and Supply Chain Management, Financial Accounting, and Critical Thinking and Communications.

22

Georgia College and State University

College Choice Score: 82.84

Average Tuition: $18,486

Program Website

Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32 Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32 Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32 Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32

Georgia College and State University, known as GCSU to its students, is proud to be a part of the Georgia WebMBA® Consortium, a partnership of schools that provides working professionals with the possibility to earn an MBA online while working full-time. This program is identical to any high-quality on-campus program and delivers an exceptional education through its online portal. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC and the Georgia WebMBA® is further accredited by the AACSB International.

The Georgia WebMBA® is a cohort program, meaning that students work with the same classmates throughout the duration of the program, which generally lasts 20 months. Two courses are offered every eight weeks and are delivered asynchronously. All text materials, case studies, projects and assignments are offered and handed in online, so there’s never a reason for a student to come to campus.

This degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework and includes one capstone project. All foundation courses must be completed prior to a student entering the program. Sample courses include Managerial Decision Analysis, Global and International Business, and Human Behavior in Organizations.

23

Auburn University

College Choice Score: 82.80

Average Tuition: $26,406

Program Website

Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University

Auburn University has a reputation in the South for being the home to an excellent business institution. The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is where the Master of Business Administration online program is housed, and it is a high-ranking degree that is as competitive as it is comprehensive. This university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

Like many schools in the country, this university believes that online education is the next step forward. That’s why it delivers its online courses both synchronously and asynchronously, allowing students to watch and participate in real-time or catch up on lectures when it is most convenient for them. This also ensures that students will have ample time to review their coursework prior to a test or before handing in an assignment.

It should be noted that only students who are currently living in the United States are eligible for the online MBA; US Military Personnel are the only exception to this rule. International students must speak with an advisor to learn more about the requirements.

The Auburn MBA requires 39 credit hours of course work, including 12 credit hours of electives. A business project is also required. Sample business courses include Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment, Organizational Leadership and Change, and Marketing and Consumer Theory.

24

University of North Dakota

College Choice Score: 82.72

Average Tuition: $18,807

Program Website

UniversityNorth Dakota UniversityNorth Dakota UniversityNorth Dakota UniversityNorth Dakota

The University of North Dakota at Grand Forks is an incredible place for students who want to enroll in one of the top M.B.A. programs in the country. It is 100 percent online, with no campus residency requirements, and is available for all students, regardless of their past educational or work experience. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and the business programs are further accredited by the AACSB International.

Online courses are taught synchronously, with one live web class being held a week per course. Participation is mandatory, but all other work, including assignments and exams, are done at the student’s leisure. The school also has a strong tech support system in place for its learning management system, ensuring that students feel that they have access to mentors, technical support staff, and advisors if they ever need them.

The UND MBA program is an interdisciplinary program. It prepares students to take on management situations that arise by providing them with the skills and knowledge needed in order to become a fully functioning members of the business community. While this is a general business degree, it is also possible to take on an optional International Business concentration, which will further strengthen a student’s understanding of business leadership skills across multinational companies.

This degree requires 34 credit hours of coursework and a capstone project. Students who are not from a business background may have foundation course requirements, which will raise the amount of credit hours needed to earn this degree. Sample MBA courses include Principles of Management, Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics, and Principles of Macroeconomics.

25

Ball State University

College Choice Score: 82.42

Average Tuition: $20,356

Program Website

Ball State University 1 Ball State University 1 Ball State University 1 Ball State University 1

Ball State University has a nationally recognized online MBA program that is consistently ranked in the top 20 listing of the Top Online Business and MBA programs from U.S. News and World Report. Students can choose from a variety of options to complete this degree, including full-time and part-time degree plans. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business school is independently accredited by the AACSB International.

One of the perks of attending Ball State University is that even as an online student, every effort is made to ensure that internships and networking opportunities are offered as a way to ensure a high-paying job once a student graduates. This is a rare advantage not usually offered to online students, but it is an important aspect of the MBA program at Ball State.

This university also offers students a wide arrange of choices when it comes to figuring out their schedule. Ball State employs rolling admissions, allowing students to begin in the fall, spring, or summer; they can also choose between becoming full-time or part-time students. Generally speaking, most students complete the necessary requirements for this degree within two years, but it is also possible to finish within five years.

This degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including six credit hours of electives. Some students may also have to take foundation courses, so it is advised that students first speak to an admissions counselor prior to registering for courses. Sample business courses include Entrepreneurial Leadership, Accounting and Decision Making, and Economic Analysis for Managers.

26

University of Wisconsin—Whitewater

College Choice Score: 82.06

Average Tuition: $17,107

Program Website

University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2

The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater confers an online M.B.A. program that is internationally recognized for its academic excellence and flexibility for busy business professionals. It is also one of the few schools that does not distinguish between an on-campus degree and an online degree. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. It holds further accreditation from the AACSB.

This business school requires a student to declare a specialization. This is an important part of a student’s degree path, so most students choose their concentration prior to registering for courses. Some of the specializations include Information Technology Management, Data Analytics, and Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Students benefit from having the same instructors who teach the courses online. Most of the faculty that teaches online also have terminal degrees in their area of expertise. And for students who are looking for a degree taught by experts in the field, UW-Whitewater is the best experience.

The MBA program at this school requires 36 credit hours of coursework and a capstone project. Students without a business education background may be required to take extra courses to fulfill the prerequisite requirements. Sample business courses include Persuasion and Negotiation Strategies, Fundamentals of Project Management, and Quantitative Analysis for Business.

27

University of South Dakota

College Choice Score: 82.02

Average Tuition: $11,142

Program Website

University of South Dakota University of South Dakota University of South Dakota University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota at Vermillion has one of the longest track records when it comes to being accredited by the AACSB International. This school currently confers the online MBA, a high quality and sought after program that teaches business professionals advanced skills to become mid-level executives within the business industry. This university holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC.

All courses for the Master of Business Administration can be found online and are delivered through an asynchronous format. Students do not have to meet any residency requirements; however, they are welcome to walk for graduation if they so choose. Additionally, there are no proctored exams, ensuring that students finish all of their assignments on their own schedule.

In addition to the general degree, there are four different specializations that can be found online. These include Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Health Services Administration. A specialization in any of these areas will serve as an advantage to students who wish to become experts in these fields.

The USD MBA requires at least 33 credit hours of coursework. Some students may find that they may need to also complete foundation courses if they received a bachelor’s degree in a subject other than business. Sample courses include Strategic Management, Leadership Development, and Business and its Environment.

28

University of Mississippi

College Choice Score: 81.92

Average Tuition: $20,574

Program Website

Ole Miss University 1 1 Ole Miss University 1 1 Ole Miss University 1 1 Ole Miss University 1 1

As one of the only schools on this ranking to provide a truly 100 percent online program, the University of Mississippi at Oxford is an incredible school for Southern business professionals. This business school ensures that a student can finish their degree in as little as two years, all while studying in the comfort of their own home. Ole Miss, as the school is called by students and staff, is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. It has further accreditation by the AACSB for its business programs.

This is the best online M.B.A. program for students who need complete flexibility in their schedules. Courses are taught asynchronously and online, with no need to take proctored exams at pre-approved sites or to travel for case study competitions. Students will also find that they can learn full-time or part-time and can take up to six years to complete the necessary requirements to earn this degree.

Business professionals will benefit from being taught by the same world-class faculty that teach the MBA on-campus. This instruction from professors, who have been certified to teach online, is just one of the reasons that Ole Miss is consistently ranked in the top 25 by most ranking websites.

The MBA program requires 36 credit hours. This includes a capstone project. Sample courses include Management of Technology and Innovation, Financial Analysis, and Leadership and Ethics.

29

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

College Choice Score: 81.70

Average Tuition: $6,960

Program Website

Embry Riddle Embry Riddle Embry Riddle Embry Riddle

For a specialized graduate business degree in Aviation, there is no better place than Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This school has a Worldwide and Online Campus that confers the Master of Business Administration in Aviation, a high-value degree in the field. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

While the MBAA at Embry-Riddle does focus on Aviation, the degree also comes with six different concentrations, including Information Technology, Public Administration, and Marketing. This enables students to focus on one aspect of aviation business while earning a degree that will make them highly qualified candidates in the field.

All online courses at Embry-Riddle are offered asynchronously, and as this program is 100 percent online, there are no residency requirements. The MBAA requires 33 credit hours of work, including a capstone course. Sample courses include Advanced Aviation Economics, International Business Administration, and Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation.

30

Pepperdine University

College Choice Score: 81.61

Average Tuition: $30,200

Program Website

Pepperdine 1 Pepperdine 1 Pepperdine 1 Pepperdine 1

Pepperdine University has one of the most innovative online MBA programs in the country. Through the Graziadio School of Business and Management, which is where this degree is housed, students will learn about business administration as well as leadership skills in a collaborative and experiential learning method. This school is regionally accredited by the WASC WSCUC. It is also accredited by the AACSB.

Students at Pepperdine gain mastery over the skills needed to become business professionals by working in teams on projects that are delivered, much like coursework, through asynchronous means. This is combined with new and innovative business intelligence topics to ensure that students are aware of the changing landscape of business and how business professionals can, and do, drive that change.

This internationally recognized program comes with four optional concentrations, including Marketing, Finance, and Leadership and Managing Organizational Change. Each concentration comes with its own final project and will be noted on a student’s degree when they graduate.

The MBA degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework, including a concentration’s final project and a capstone project. Students are advised that the final required number of credit hours is subject to change based on the concentration they have chosen. Sample courses include Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, and International Business.

31

Oklahoma State University

College Choice Score: 81.54

Average Tuition: $18,858

Program Website

Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University at Stillwater is home to a fantastic online M.B.A. program that will see students learn everything they need to know to become executive-level business professionals. This school offers both part-time and full-time placement in the online program, ensuring that no matter a student’s current work schedule, the MBA is within their reach. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC.

The OSU MBA has some requirements for the application process. A student must possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university, a 3.0 GPA for courses earned at that school, and a competitive GMAT score. Students from all educational and work backgrounds are welcome, but there may be prerequisites; students are encouraged to speak with an admissions counselor to learn more.

Students can choose from nine different concentrations that accompany the general MBA degree. These are all available online, and the electives that make up the concentration are also available in asynchronous format, just like the core courses. These electives include Energy Business, Global Marketing, and Non-profit Management.

The MBA program at OSU requires 45 credit hours for completion. This includes a capstone project and professional development projects. Sample courses include Prescriptive Analytics, Management and Organizational Theory, and Business Finance.

32

University of West Georgia

College Choice Score: 80.99

Average Tuition: $13,302

Program Website

University of West Georgia University of West Georgia University of West Georgia University of West Georgia

The University of West Georgia is one of the best schools for an online degree. It confers the Master of Business Administration online with some residency requirements. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC and holds further accreditation by the AACSB for its online business programs.

The UWG WebMBA is one of the most affordable programs on this list. Publications and rating sites such as Businessweek and the Princeton Review have all given honorable mention to the school based on this factor alone. It has also been praised for its sequential format, requiring that students take only two courses every term, which gives students the ability to focus on just two subjects and lessens their course load.

Earning an online degree from UWG is a great experience for working professionals. This school offers access to an online library, database resources, a tutoring program, and around-the-clock technical support for the online learning management system. With asynchronous courses and a dedicated online support staff, online MBA candidates are exceptionally prepared to meet the demands put forth by this program.

This program requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a mandatory orientation at the school’s campus in Carrollton, Georgia. A capstone project is also required. Sample courses include Strategic Marketing, Global and International Business, and Entrepreneurship and Managerial Finance.

33

Creighton University

College Choice Score: 80.95

Average Tuition: $18,000

Program Website

Creighton University Creighton University Creighton University Creighton University

Creighton University is currently nationally ranked by both U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly for its MBA program. The online program is also equally recognized as one of the best online colleges for students interested in earning this degree. This school holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC. The business school also holds independent accreditation by the AACSB.

Students who choose to study at the Heider College of Business will find a flexible online degree program, one that takes into consideration the fact that many MBA candidates have busy personal and professional lives. This school offers asynchronous courses in eight-week terms which can see a student complete this degree in as little as two years. It is also possible for students who live near campus to take the hybrid format to finish the degree in less time.

The online MBA at Creighton is taught from a Jesuit, Catholic worldview. Students are prepared to become ethical business leaders who understand the complexities of doing international business while staying true to employees and investors at home. Students are encouraged to seek out interdisciplinary electives to round out their education, ensuring that once they have graduated, they will be qualified candidates for any position in the field.

The Creighton online MBA program requires 33 credit hours of coursework. It also requires either a thesis project or an e-portfolio that will be used as part of this program’s final project. Sample business courses include Accounting, Leadership, and Business Intelligence and Analytics.

34

Cleveland State University

College Choice Score: 80.80

Average Tuition: $17,980

Program Website

Cleveland State University 1 Cleveland State University 1 Cleveland State University 1 Cleveland State University 1

Cleveland State University is one of the only schools on this list to have an online, accredited accelerated MBA. The school, which is currently ranked first in Ohio for business schools by U.S. News and World Report, is also known for transparency and its cohort model. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business program, which is housed at the Monte Ahuja College of Business, is independently accredited by the AACSB International.

CSU offers students every opportunity to excel in this MBA program. From offering all courses online and having no residency requirements to supplying students with an iPad 4G for coursework and all-inclusive tuition, this school delivers on its promise to make the MBA program fast, convenient, and efficient.

This is an accelerated MBA program, meaning that students are expected to complete the degree requirements within a year. This is made possible by the fact that students do everything online, including renting textbooks, taking exams, and completing projects, all while taking their courses in an eight-week format instead of the traditional 16-week format. And because the program is taught in cohorts, students will remain with the same classmates until graduation.

This degree requires 32 credit hours of coursework. This includes one team project as the capstone. Sample courses include Team Dynamics, Human Resources Management, and Integrative Business Strategy.

35

Georgia Southern University

College Choice Score: 80.74

Average Tuition: $26,518

Program Website

Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s online solution for working business professionals is an excellent example of what an MBA program should look like. This school has been conferring the MBA online for over 15 years and has since perfected it into an accelerated program that sees students finishing the requirements in less than two years. This school holds regional accreditation by the SACS COC. The MBA program is further accredited by the AACSB International.

Although the coursework for this school is 100 percent online, there is a residency requirement. Students will be required to attend a two-day orientation in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to beginning the program. This is the one and only time students will meet with faculty and other classmates in person, allowing them to feel more connected once class begins.

It’s important to note that Georgia Southern has taken a peculiar but appreciated step: all online instructors are certified and independently academically qualified by the AACSB to teach the courses. In addition to the fact that all courses are taught asynchronously, students are getting the very best education, all while working a job and continuing with their personal lives.

The Georgia Southern MBA requires 30 credit hours of coursework. While there is no requirement for an internship, a capstone team project is mandatory. Sample courses include Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions, Managerial Accounting, and Business Ethics and the Law.

36

Quinnipiac University

College Choice Score: 80.73

Average Tuition: $17,190

Program Website

Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University Online has a lot to be proud of. This school has recently been named to the top 20 Best Online Graduate Programs by U.S. News and World Report as well as being listen among the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools. It is at this online school that students will find a strong and comprehensive MBA program, all available in the comfort of their own home. This school is regionally accredited by the NEASC and holds independent accreditation for its business programs by the AACSB International.

One of the features that has made Quinnipiac University Online such a success is that the school does not outsource online education. Quinnipiac faculty, of which 98 percent hold terminal degrees in their fields, are trained to teach online, ensuring that online students receive the same education as students who teach on campus do. In fact, Quinnipiac is well known for its dedication to its online community; all faculty, administrative staff, and tech support work at the school and understand the needs of online students.

At Quinnipiac, students can choose to specialize in three different tracks or choosing their own electives. The tracks include Chartered Financial Analyst, Health Care Management, and Supply Chain Management. For some students, their area of interest will not be listed as a track; however, but choosing from the various electives available online, students will be able to curate their own specialization for their needs.

The Quinnipiac MBA requires 46 credits of coursework. This is one of the most comprehensive MBA programs on this list, and it is worth the hard work in order to graduate with this degree. Sample business courses include Decision Making for Business Operations, Managerial Economics, and Integrated Strategic Decision Making Capstone.

37

University of Massachusetts—Lowell

College Choice Score: 80.65

Average Tuition: $6,425

Program Website

University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Massachusetts Lowell

Students who attend the University of Massachusetts at Lowell’s Division of Online and Continuing Education are often MBA candidates. This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the business industry, as UMass Lowell’s on-campus MBA program has consistently been nationally ranked by the Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report. This school is regionally accredited by the NEASC and has been awarded special accreditation by the AACSB International for its business programs.

This MBA program can be earned either on campus, online, or through a hybrid program. All courses, however, are available 100 percent online, and there is never a reason for students to attend the campus. Courses are taught by online education-trained professors, and the asynchronous format allows students the convenience to create their own study schedule.

The school also offers four online specialization options, including Finance, Accounting, and Marketing. Alternatively, students can choose to curate their own specialization by choosing from the school’s wide array of online electives.

The UMass Lowell MBA program requires 30 credits of course work, all of which have been renovated for online students. A competition project is also required for graduation. Sample courses include Strategy Formation and Implementation, Corporate Finance, and Operations Management.

38

University of Nevada—Reno

College Choice Score: 80.58

Average Tuition: $18,662

Program Website

University of Nevada Reno University of Nevada Reno University of Nevada Reno University of Nevada Reno

The University of Nevada at Reno is one of the only universities on the list to offer an online EMBA. This degree was created especially for business professionals who are interested in obtaining top-level positions within companies around the globe. This university is regionally accredited by the NWCCU.

UNR’s Executive MBA has been nationally recognized by ranking sites such as the Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report for both the premier faculty that teaches the online courses and the fact that the curriculum has been especially designed for online learning. Students continue to tout the two-year program as a break from traditional learning, allowing them to focus on the courses that matter to them, all while continuing their own careers.

The EMBA program is a 12-course, two-year cohort curriculum that always begins in the fall. Because this program is taught in a cohort, students are required to finish the degree within two years in order to graduate; there are no exceptions to this rule.

The UNR EMBA degree requires 36 credit hours of coursework. This includes a capstone project to be completed with a team. Sample courses include Management and Organizational Science, Strategic Management for Executives, and Statistics for Decision Making.

39

Central Michigan University

College Choice Score: 80.36

Average Tuition: $17,600

Program Website

Central Michigan University Central Michigan University Central Michigan University Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University’s Global Campus is known for having a large selection of graduate degrees. The most notable of these is the MBA, which comes with five different concentrations, all of which can be found online. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and its online business programs are independently accredited by the AACSB International.

Unlike many other business schools that have online departments, CMU does require a student choose a concentration from the listing on its site. This is to ensure that students receive a specialized education that shows them the dynamics at play between business and their chosen field of interest. Specializations include Human Resource Management, VDO, and ERP Emphasis using SAP Software.

Admission requirements for all specializations at this school are the same. Students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a GPA of at least 2.7. All applicants must also submit a GMAT score of 450 or higher, as well as a professional resume and a personal statement.

Requirements for the CMU MBA depends on the concentration, but all students will be required to complete at least 36 credit hours of coursework. This includes a Boot Camp, or face-to-face academy, experience and is the only residency requirement for the degree. Sample courses include Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Global Economic Environment, and Managing Information Systems in a Global Economy.

40

Saint Joseph’s University

College Choice Score: 80.33

Average Tuition: $15,840

Program Website

St. Josephs University 3 St. Josephs University 3 St. Josephs University 3 St. Josephs University 3

Saint Joseph’s University is home to the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, one of the only business schools in the country to have its own online department. This is where the school’s MBA online program can be found. The university is regionally accredited by the MSCHE. Haub is independently accredited by the AACSB International.

This is a general degree, one that offers working professionals the chance to learn the management, teamwork, and leadership skills that will make them the new business leaders of tomorrow. All courses are taught asynchronously, ensuring that students can choose when and where they learn. This also allows them to study part-time or full-time, with most students finishing their degree in two years.

It is, however, possible to gain a concentration in any one area of interest. Students who take three elective courses in the same subject will have a concentration listed along with their degree. Currently, there are seven different concentrations to choose from, including Finance, Accounting, and International Business, among others.

This degree requires at least 36 credit hours of coursework. This can include a research paper or a portfolio project, depending on a student’s choice of elective. Sample MBA courses include Ethical Practices in Business, International Management, and Global Business Strategy Simulation.

41

University of Massachusetts—Amherst

College Choice Score: 80.12

Average Tuition: $28,002

Program Website

University of Massachusetts Amherst 3 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is home to the Isenberg School of Management, one of the foremost graduate business schools in the country. This school offers an online option for its MBA program, allowing busy work professionals to earn a degree while continuing to work in their current career. This school holds regional accreditation by the NEASC.

The Isenberg MBA has six different focus areas, including Health Care Administration, Sports Management, and Business Analytics. Each focus area offers students the opportunity to specialize in a field of interest that could help them further their career goals. They also meet the elective criteria that are required for the completion of this degree.

UMass—Amherst wants to make sure that students are comfortable with the online option, so it has made it possible for students to try courses prior to enrolling in the MBA program. While tuition and fees still apply, if students choose to pursue their graduate program at Isenberg, those classes are then transferred into a student’s transcript and counts towards to the degree.

The Isenberg MBA requires 39 credit hours for graduation. This does not include any foundation courses a student may be required to take prior to beginning the degree plan. Sample courses include Business Law, Human Resource Management, and Economic Analysis for Managers.

42

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

College Choice Score: 80.09

Average Tuition: $19,330

Program Website

University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Students in Colorado have long known that an MBA that can be earned entirely online is a value. That’s why most business professionals decide to attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. This school offers one of the most flexible schedules for working students along with small class sizes and a world-class faculty. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and currently holds independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

This school’s MBA online curriculum launched 20 years ago and has consistently been named to the top 50 MBA programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. This consistency is due to the fact that the degree is customizable, completely online, and is open to students from all educational and work backgrounds. It is also one of the few programs that have the on-campus faculty teaching the online classes.

UCCS also provides nine areas of emphasis that are also available online. These allow students to specialize their degree in a field of interest while getting a general MBA. The areas of emphasis include Health Care Administration, International Business, and Innovation Management, among others.

The UCCS MBA requires a total of 36 credit hours for completion and is usually completed, on average, within two years. Sample courses include Fundamentals of Business Statistics, Corporate Financial Management, and Leading and Managing in Changing Times.

43

University of Michigan—Dearborn

College Choice Score: 80.03

Average Tuition: $19,600

Program Website

University of Michigan Dearborn University of Michigan Dearborn University of Michigan Dearborn University of Michigan Dearborn

The University of Michigan at Dearborn has a long-standing tradition of online academic excellence, and nowhere is that more apparent than in its MBA program. Students who are looking for a flexible MBA program that offers both part-time and full-time options will be best served by attending this school, which has made it its mission to ensure that every student has a pathway towards completing their degree. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC.

UM-Dearborn has an open application process; students of any academic background and with any type of work experience can apply for this program. This will no doubt be of interest for students who are looking to make a career change, and by attending online courses with this university, they can do just that without having to go back to a traditional school schedule.

This university offers a variety of ways to complete the degree. Students can choose to take all of their courses online and with the asynchronous format, on campus, or through a hybrid of both online and on-campus courses. Students will also have the option to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis, with most students graduating within two and a half years.

This degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework. This may include a capstone project if a student has chosen to take on a concentration. Sample courses include Corporate Social Responsibility, Applied Statistical Modeling, and Computer and Information Systems.

44

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College Choice Score: 79.97

Average Tuition: $12,690

Program Website

West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania, or WCUPA, is home to one of the top business schools in the state. It is also home to a nationally ranked MBA online program, one that has been consistently placed in the top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. This school holds regional accreditation by the AACSB International. The program has independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

The West Chester MBA was designed to help students obtain a top-level position within the business industry in a short amount of time. To this end, the degree is offered asynchronously as a part-time degree that is taught one course at a time. A full-time option is also available for students who want to earn their MBA in less than one year.

WCUPA also offers students the option to earn certificates in lieu of concentrations. This is an added benefit to students who already work in the business field because it allows them to earn a separate certificate that they can put on their resume prior to graduating. These certificates include Entrepreneurship, Project Management, and Business Analytics.

The West Chest MBA requires 30 credit hours of coursework. There are no residency requirements, internships, or capstone projects associated with this degree. Sample courses include Financial Analysis and Valuation, Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Components of Effective Leadership.

45

Sam Houston State University

College Choice Score: 79.69

Average Tuition: $12,159

Program Website

Sam Houston State University 1 Sam Houston State University 1 Sam Houston State University 1 Sam Houston State University 1

Online graduate degrees, such as the MBA, are a recent addition to the virtual education department at Sam Houston State University. However, this is not to say that this isn’t one of the best schools for students who are interested in a general MBA, as SHSU strives to provide an excellent education wholly online. This university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

One of the perks of attending SHSU is that there is no residency requirement for online students; however, face-to-face classes are also available. And because there is no difference in the requirements for an on-campus or online degree, students can choose to earn their degree as fully online or as a hybrid program. This makes it a flexible and convenient choice for any business professional.

This program can be completed in as little as four semesters, or 18 months, of full-time study. It is important to note, however, that students with full-time jobs are encouraged to seek part-time study, as this is a rigorous program. Even with part-time study, the MBA can be earned in two years.

The SHSU MBA requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework for completion. Additionally, students who do meet the STEM requirements for the degree may have to take extra courses. Sample business courses include Research Writing in Business, Marketing Management, and Techniques of Statistical Analysis.

46

Columbus State University

College Choice Score: 79.49

Average Tuition: $13,608

Program Website

Columbus State 4 Columbus State 4 Columbus State 4 Columbus State 4

Many students in the South will no doubt have heard that Columbus State University has joined the Georgia WebMBA® consortium. This partnership of schools offers students an internationally accredited MBA program that is available online. The school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. The program itself holds independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

This is a general MBA program that focuses students on the leadership skills that are necessary in order for them to become business professionals at the executive level. Courses, all of which are available 100 percent online, are application-based, ensuring students understand not only why the skills are important, but can also demonstrate a mastery of these skills.

The Georgia WebMBA® has just one residency requirement: an orientation that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to the start of classes. After the orientation is completed, students are placed in cohorts which can see them finish this degree in less than three years.

This accelerated MBA program requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Electives, internships, and capstone projects are not required for this program. Sample courses include Business Strategy, Production and Operations Management, and Managerial Decisions Analysis.

47

Fort Hays State University

College Choice Score: 79.11

Average Tuition: $9,129

Program Website

Fort Hays State University 1 Fort Hays State University 1 Fort Hays State University 1 Fort Hays State University 1

Online programs for the MBA degree have been rising fast in the last decade, but nowhere has it been more prominent than at Fort Hays State University. This university has created a program that is delivered completely online for business professionals and students who wish to make a career switch. FHSU is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC.

While this MBA program was designed for business professionals, students without an undergraduate business degree are also welcome to apply. FHSU also understands that second-career students may not always have the business foundation needed for the degree; for these students, foundational courses are available so they can keep pace with the curriculum. All courses are available asynchronously.

FHSU also offers nine different concentrations that can be earned online. These include Finance, International Business, Marketing, and more. It is also possible for a student to earn just a general MBA degree with no concentrations.

The MBA program at FHSU uses the latest technology, such as Skype, Google Hangout, Asana and more to help students keep on track. The degree itself requires 34 credit hours of coursework, including a lab, for graduation. Sample courses include Managerial Economics, Advanced Corporate Finance, and Organizational Behavior in a Global Context.

48

University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth

College Choice Score: 79.06

Average Tuition: $8,099

Program Website

University of Mass Dartmouth University of Mass Dartmouth University of Mass Dartmouth University of Mass Dartmouth

Students often praise the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for its online graduate education. This is especially true for the MBA program, which is delivered 100 percent online by well-trained instructors and professors. This university, which is regionally accredited by the NEASC, also holds independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

The Charlton MBA, the name for this degree as it is housed in the Charlton School of Business, does not offer any concentrations. This is a general MBA program, one that can be completed in about five consecutive semesters. Students generally take about two courses per semester, giving them the freedom to continue with their personal and professional lives while earning their degree. It is also possible to finish the degree in less time, and students can learn more by speaking with an enrollment advisor.

UMass—Dartmouth takes its online education very seriously. In fact, it has made it a priority to train all virtual instructors in the art of online education prior to allowing them to teach online courses. This ensures that students are taught by instructors who understand the rigors and complications of earning a degree online.

This school requires 30 credit hours to be completed in order to graduate with an MBA. Unlike other schools on this list, a capstone project is not necessary for this program. Sample courses include Advanced Organizational Behavior, Finance for Decision Making, and Information Technology Management.

49

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

College Choice Score: 78.87

Average Tuition: $12,690

Program Website

Clarion University Clarion University Clarion University Clarion University

The Clarion University of Pennsylvania is known for being a traditionally rigorous school when it comes to its online offerings. This extends to its MBA program, which is currently the most popular online graduate degree program the school hosts. This university holds regional accreditation by the MSCHE. The program is further accredited by the AACSB International.

Like many other business schools, Clarion requires not only a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university but also a GMAT score. The school also requires the completion of foundation courses prior to a student enrolling in the program.

As an online program, Clarion delivers all of its courses asynchronously through its learning management system. The school also provides online mentoring services, an online library, and more to ensure that each student is successful in completing the program.

The Clarion MBA requires 33 credit hours of coursework, including electives. There are no internships or capstone projects needed for this degree. Sample business courses include Global Environment of Business, Managerial Finance, and Legal Environment and Ethical Conduct.

50

University of Scranton

College Choice Score: 78.80

Average Tuition: $11,112

Program Website

University of Scranton 1 University of Scranton 1 University of Scranton 1 University of Scranton 1

The University of Scranton is just one of 28 Jesuit universities in the country, but it is the best known of all Jesuit universities as the premier destination for an online graduate education in business. This school offers a general MBA and six concentrations, all of which can be earned 100 percent online. This university is regionally accredited by the MSCHE and holds independent accreditation by the AACSB.

Although this university offers its MBA program wholly online, the school makes no distinction as to how a student earned their degree. The school also ensures that students can access their coursework at any time, online or offline. Courses are also supported by online discussion boards, student-run study groups, and personal relationships with professors.

This school, which was named one of the top schools for online graduate education by U.S. News and World Report, also believes in curating concentrations for students. By providing specialized education within a general degree, Scranton is preparing students to become leaders in a field that interests them. These concentrations include International Business, Healthcare Management, and Human Resources, among others.

The Scranton MBA online program requires 36 credit hours of work, which includes nine credit hours of work from their concentration. A capstone course is also required for graduation. Sample business courses include Accounting for management, Organizational Behavior, and Responsibility, Sustainability, and Justice.

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

Degree Finder

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-76380460-1’]);
_gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]);(function()
var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true;
ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
)();

Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

Degree Finder

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

Degree Finder

Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA
Online MBA

Best Online MBA Degrees

Best Online MBA Degrees

Best Online MBA Degrees

Best Online MBA Degrees

Earning a Master’s of Business Administration is considered to be one of the business world’s highest academic achievements.

Best Online MBA Degrees But what do you do if you can’t pack up and leave your job or city to pursue a top MBA from one of the best business schools around the country or world?

Don’t fret—in the past 15 years many of the world’s finest business programs have been adapting to trends in digital education to accommodate diverse student populations all over the globe.

At College Choice, we’re on the lookout for the best online MBA programs so that you can stay focused on your career, complete school at your own pace, and take the next step toward a fulfilling and stable career.

Online MBA degrees offer many of the same challenges as traditional MBAs, and a few perks that traditional MBAs can’t offer. With program offerings in a variety of business-related fields, like operations, HR, finance, and marketing, the online MBA gives students the time and flexibility they need to build a career while going to school.

As well, often online MBA programs are less expensive than traditional programs, but that doesn’t mean they’re less work.

Here’s what you can expect if you decide to pursue an online MBA:

  • Expectation #1: Get ready to become way more tech-savvy than you currently are. Digital MBA programs function on integrated video chat, presentation, and peer-to-peer collaboration software. These tools aren’t tough to use, but can take some getting used to.
  • Expectation #2: Get ready to hone your communication skills through writing. Many online MBA programs push students through writing-based assignments, email, and chatting. Whether your classes are synchronous or asynchronous, you will need to improve your written language skills.
  • Expectation #3: Get ready to expand your network. Just because you’re taking classes online and aren’t spending time sitting next to students, doesn’t mean you won’t make professional connections that will benefit you down the road. Digital classrooms offer integrated communication methods so you can see and hear your peers, make new friends, and have connections to take with you into your job search.

What Are the Best MBA Programs?

At College Choice, our sources for data and information come from a few different places. First, we rate our online MBA programs based on their actual costs (taking into account hidden fees that often go unadvertised by universities, such as technical support fees or operating platform costs).

Additionally, we base our rankings on information published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA . This organization conducted a nationwide survey, polling students of all stripes on financial aid offerings, the overall cost of going to school, and the job-placement rates of post-college students.

Such factors are integrated into data from other sources, which are also available publicly, like U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com.

1

University of North Carolina

College Choice Score: 100

Average Tuition: $26,354.00

Program Website

University of North Carolina University of North Carolina University of North Carolina University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill takes the top spot in this ranking, and for good reason. The school’s [email protected] , as the program is called, blends a world-class faculty with an exceptional curriculum, all available at a student’s fingertips. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. The business program holds additional accreditation by the AACSB International.

Courses are delivered synchronously, ensuring that students can participate in live discussions and ask questions in real-time. All other coursework, such as assignments and exams, are available on smart devices and can be accessed at any time, even when there’s no internet connection. Additionally, students can make the most of their time at this school by taking on an optional global immersion, which helps them better understand how business works on an international scale.

This is the most comprehensive MBA online curriculum on this list. The program requires 66 credit hours for graduation, with most students completing the requirement in about three years. There are also optional concentrations for a student to participate in. Sample business administration courses include Analytical Tools, Business Communication, and Business Strategy.

2

Temple University

College Choice Score: 96.82

Average Tuition: $21,042.00

Program Website

Temple University Temple University Temple University Temple University

Temple University has a stellar reputation for being the top-ranked destination for online graduate business students. The school’s MBA online program, which is housed at the Fox School of Business, is currently rated first in Best Grad Schools by U.S. News and World Report. The school is regionally accredited by MSCHE and holds further accreditation by the AACSB International.

Temple requires an orientation residency that takes place at the school’s main campus prior to commencement. This is a week-long residency that will see students complete their first course for their degree, work with faculty and classmates in team projects, and network with potential employers. Courses are then taught synchronously and asynchronously, giving students the chance to participate in live discussions as well as review subject matter at a later date.

The Fox MBA requires 36 credit hours for completion, as well as a capstone course. Students can reasonably complete the degree in less than 20 months. Sample courses include Quantitative Methods for Business, Industrial Organization for Business Strategy, and Financial Accounting.

3

Pennsylvania State University World Campus

College Choice Score: 93.93

Average Tuition: $19,328.00

Program Website

Pennsylvania State University 1 Pennsylvania State University 1 Pennsylvania State University 1 Pennsylvania State University 1

Pennsylvania State University’s World Campus is home to the Penn State MBA Online, a program that was created to give students the ability to earn a business degree while continuing with their already busy careers. This program is in collaboration with other Penn State schools, ensuring that students always find the courses they need at an affordable price. This university holds regional accreditation by the MSCHE. The school also holds separate accreditation by the AACSB International.

There is only one residency that is required for this school; all other coursework and degree requirements can be earned wholly online. Orientation is held at the school’s main campus in University Park, Pennsylvania, and is a five-day trip that offers students the opportunity to meet with staff, participate in team exercises, attend workshops, and more. It is also a credit that works towards a student’s degree.

This MBA program requires 48 credit hours for completion and comes with eight different concentrations. They include Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, and Advanced Accounting. Sample business courses include Leadership Communications, Data Analysis for Decision Making, and Managing Supply Chains in Global Markets.

4

Arkansas State University

College Choice Score: 93.65

Average Tuition: $9,144.00

Program Website

Arkansas State University Arkansas State University Arkansas State University Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University is new to online learning, but that doesn’t mean that its MBA program that can be found on the portal is not one of the best. This school offers a flexible and excellent degree program for working professionals. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business programs also have independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

Arkansas State offers just one concentration for this online degree. The Supply Chain Management Concentration is a sought-after specialization in the current business climate, and students interested in this field will be better served by having it on their resume.

Courses taught online are delivered asynchronously and through a well-maintained learning management system. All coursework, assignments, and exams are delivered through the system, making education mobile for busy students.

This degree requires 33 credit hours of coursework, including a capstone project and a seminar. Students are advised to check with an enrollment counselor about the possibility of them needing to fulfill any foundation courses prior to moving on to the Core Curriculum. Sample courses include Corporate Financial Management, Accounting for Planning and Control, and Global Strategic Initiatives.

5

University of Florida

College Choice Score: 91.40

Average Tuition: $27,335.00

Program Website

University of Florida University of Florida University of Florida University of Florida

The University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business is among the highest-rated business schools in America. This school, which is best known for its MBA online programs, has been rated as one of the world’s best by the Financial Times and U.S. News and World Report. This university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

This university has two tracks for completion of the MBA online program. Students who do not have a background in business or have little to no work experience are encouraged to take the Two-Year Track, as it provides the basic fundamentals of business prior to moving on to more advanced subjects.

The Online One-Year Track is for students who have work and educational experience in the business field. This track sees them complete the MBA in 16 months, which is faster than nearly any other program that has been ranked here.

The UF MBA program is a cohort-based online program that has a residency requirement of one weekend every four months. Orientation is also mandatory.

This degree requires 36 credit hours for completion, including a capstone project and the above-mentioned residencies. Students may also be required to take prerequisite courses on an as-needed basis. Sample courses include Managerial Accounting, Forensic Accounting, and International Business.

6

Carnegie Mellon University

College Choice Score: 90.40

Average Tuition: $40,625.00

Program Website

Carnegie Mellon Carnegie Mellon Carnegie Mellon Carnegie Mellon

Students have often praised Carnegie Mellon University for its commitment to academic excellence. It will come as no surprise, then, that the same praise is offered to its online, part-time MBA program. This university is regionally accredited by the MSCHE. The business school is also independently accredited by the AACSB International.

Unlike many other online programs, Carnegie Mellon delivers its online courses through a synchronous format. This allows students to participate in real-time during lectures, speak with classmates, and collaborate on team projects together.

It is also important to remember that this program does have residency requirements. These are called Access Weekends and they happen once a term for the duration of the program. Blending online and face-to-face courses allows students to feel connected to Carnegie Mellon and its faculty and staff.

This school requires 54 credit hours for graduation. This includes workshops and networking opportunities. Sample courses include Statistical Decision Making, Interpersonal Communication, and Ethics and Leadership.

7

Arizona State University

College Choice Score: 89.56

Average Tuition: $22,580.00

Program Website

Arizona State University 1 Arizona State University 1 Arizona State University 1 Arizona State University 1

Arizona State University remains one of the largest and academically excellent institutions in the country. It is currently home to an exceptional MBA online program, which is housed in the W.P. Carey School of Business. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business programs, both on-campus and online, are independently accredited by the AACSB International.

ASU takes special precautions when it comes to online education. Courses are taught in five-week sessions, allowing for a shorter time to graduation while ensuring that students only learn one subject per term. And all courses are taught asynchronously to give students the ability to learn when they have time, which, in turn, provides them a better opportunity to finish their degree.

The Carey MBA is a general degree and only requires 27 credit hours for completion. There are no capstone projects or internships required; students, however, will be expected to complete at least two case study-based projects with a team. Sample courses include Financial Accounting, Managerial Finance, and Operations and Supply Management.

8

Indiana University

College Choice Score: 89.37

Average Tuition: $26,812.00

Program Website

Indiana University Bloomington 1 Indiana University Bloomington 1 Indiana University Bloomington 1 Indiana University Bloomington 1

Indiana University at Bloomington holds the distinction of having one of the most flexible MBA online programs on this list. The fact that it comes from a nationally ranked institution will come as no surprise either, since the school consistently beats out private institutions to be one of the best in the nation. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and holds further accreditation by the AACSB International for its online business degrees.

One of the most interesting aspects of Indiana University is its Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education, or AGILE, program. This is a project that takes place at various business schools around the country and results in a case study project that students can put on their resume.

This university requires 51 credit hours for completion of the degree, 39 of which come from electives. A capstone project is also required. Sample courses include Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Reputation Leadership and the Business Environment.

9

University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium

College Choice Score: 88.48

Average Tuition: $20,250

Program Website

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy University of Wisconsin Eau Claire copy

The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium is a unique and innovative program that provides students with the opportunity to complete their MBA degree totally online by partnering with four AACSB accredited business schools within the University of Wisconsin System. The four partners are UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Parkside. UW-Eau Claire serves as the Consortium’s managing partner. The program holds independent accreditation by AACSB International.

This is a completely online program; no on-campus residencies are ever required. This is because the program was created for busy professionals who don’t have the time to go to campus when they’ve got full-time jobs and other responsibilities. In fact, that’s the reason the courses are also taught asynchronously; it allows students the chance to study when they have time without having to stick to a rigid schedule.

The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium requires 30 credit hours for graduation. It can reasonably be completed within three years. Sample business courses include Microeconomics, Accounting Foundation for Management Decisions, and Management Information Systems in Business.

10

Kennesaw State University

College Choice Score: 87.19

Average Tuition: $8,559

Program Website

Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University has a reputation for being one of the best online M.B.A. destinations in the country. This school’s MBA program, known as the Coles WebMBA, currently is ranked in the top 20 by GetEducated.com for its value for both in-state and out-of-state students. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. The business program is specially accredited by the AACSB International.

Like many programs, the only residency requirement for this program is a two-day orientation. This takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the only time students will be required to meet face-to-face with instructors.

Students work in a cohort to complete the requirements for this program. All students work to complete two courses per eight-week term, resulting in a graduation timeline of 20 months. And, like most other programs, students will graduate with a Kennesaw State MBA degree that is identical to the on-campus degree.

This degree requires 30 credit hours for completion. There are team projects and a capstone project that are also required for completion. Sample business courses include Leadership and Ethics in Business, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management.

11

University of South Florida—St Petersburg

College Choice Score: 86.33

Average Tuition: $18,538

Program Website

South Florida St Petersburg 1 South Florida St Petersburg 1 South Florida St Petersburg 1 South Florida St Petersburg 1

Few programs offer students the excellent range of experiences that the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg can. This school offers one of the only wholly online part-time MBA programs on this ranking. The university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

The part-time format of the USFSP MBA program is perfect for working professionals. Courses are taught asynchronously and in eight week sessions, allowing them the convenience of studying one course at a time on their own schedule. This also ensures that a student understands a subject before moving on to more advanced concepts.

This MBA program requires 36 credit hours of coursework. Over half of those credit hours come from electives that form focus tracks; examples of these tracks include Forensic Accounting, International Business, and Marketing Strategy. Sample business courses include Leadership and Corporate Accountability, Managerial Analysis, and Regulatory and Reporting Environments.

12

West Texas A & M University

College Choice Score: 86.86

Average Tuition: $7,136.98

Program Website

West Texas AM University 1 West Texas AM University 1 West Texas AM University 1 West Texas AM University 1

West Texas A&M University has one of the most lauded online MBA programs in the country. It has been nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report, GetEducated.com, and the Princeton Review. This school holds regional accreditation by the SACS COC. The school’s College of Business also has independent accreditation by the AACSB.

The online MBA at WTAMU is comprehensive and 100 percent online. Students will never have to attend campus while getting their degree, as all courses required for graduation can be found on the online portal. Students will also find that a good variety of electives for the four concentrations this degree holds are also available to be taken online.

Unlike other online MBA programs that offer just a general graduate degree, WTAMU offers students the chance to choose a concentration that fits their interests. The program currently offers four concentrations, including Management, Marketing, Healthcare Management, and Computer Information Systems. These concentrations will add to the requirements for the MBA degree.

This online MBA program requires a minimum of 31 graduate hours of coursework. Students who decide to apply for a concentration will be required to complete at least 40 graduate hours and a final project. Sample courses include Accounting for Decision Making, Quantitative Analysis in Business, and Data and Information Management.

13

University of Texas at Dallas

College Choice Score: 86.18

Average Tuition: $22,282

Program Website

University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas confers an online Professional MBA, or the PMBA. It is one of the only schools on this list to confer this degree, which is highly valued by businesses who are interested in strong business professionals who are ready to take on leadership positions. This school holds regional accreditation by the SACS COC. The business programs are independently accredited by the AACSB International.

This program is a comprehensive degree that focuses a student’s attention in building a successful business within a competitive global marketplace. It was created to be a part-time program that ensures students can continue with their busy lives while striving to meet their educational goals.

UT Dallas understands that not all students will know if the online PMBA is right for them. That’s why the school offers all interested applicants the chance to visit an online course demo that takes them through how the asynchronous courses work, the learning management system, and teaches them how to use technical support, should they ever require it.

The PMBA requires 53 semester credit hours for completion. Of that requirement, 24 semester hours comes from electives alone. An international study trip as well as an internship are strongly encouraged but not required. Sample business courses include Global Business, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, and Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals.

14

University of Tennessee—Martin

College Choice Score: 85.98

Average Tuition: $22,198

Program Website

University of Tennessee Martin University of Tennessee Martin University of Tennessee Martin University of Tennessee Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin offers students two options for completing the MBA online. This is done through the School of Business and Global Affairs. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC and the online business school is fully accredited by the AACSB International.

The Hybrid MBA program at UTM is a relatively new addition to the school. It offers students a blend of online courses and on campus requirements. For this reason, it is a great fit for anyone who lives in Tennessee. It is a general MBA that has a reputation for being a practitioner-based program.

The MBA for Financial Services Professionals is a specialized degree that was created for business professionals who already have some work experience in this sector. It is a completely online program that takes 20 months to complete and is taught in a cohort model. It is currently ranked in the top 20 best online M.B.A. programs by U.S. News and World Report.

Both degrees have the same requirements, including at least 38 credit hours of coursework and one capstone project. Courses will differ between the two programs, but the Core Curriculum is required of any online M.B.A. candidate. Sample courses include Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Organizational Theory and Design, and The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business.

15

University of North Texas

College Choice Score: 85.71

Average Tuition: $12,470

Program Website

University of North Texas University of North Texas University of North Texas University of North Texas

The University of North Texas has more than a few online options for MBA programs. All of these programs were created with business professionals in mind and are offered in both traditional and accelerated options. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

UNT offers the MBA in two traditional tracks; these include the MBA in Marketing and the MBA in Finance. Students can finish these degrees within two years of part-time study. As with the accelerated programs, all coursework can be completed online. There may be some requirements for proctored exams, but these can be taken in a student’s own community.

The accelerated MBA formats at UNT include Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior. These were created for business professionals with some work experience. They are delivered in eight week sessions rather than the traditional 16-week session. As with all online programs at this university, students are required to take all of their courses online; there is no hybrid option at UNT.

The MBA programs all have the same core requirements. This includes at least 36 credit hours of coursework as well as a capstone project. Sample courses include Business Ethics and the Law, Organizational Behavior and Leadership, and Managerial Accounting.

16

Lehigh University

College Choice Score: 85.05

Average Tuition: $24,840

Program Website

Lehigh University copy Lehigh University copy Lehigh University copy Lehigh University copy

Lehigh University is one of the only institutions on this list to be continuously accredited by the AACSB International since its formation. The school, which offers one of the best online M.B.A. programs in the country, has been accredited since 1953. This university is also regionally accredited by the MSCHE.

The school’s online version of the MBA is known as the Lehigh FlexMBA. It is taught synchronously, with live web sessions every week. Lectures are also archived in the school’s learning management system for later viewing; however, students are advised that participation in the live weekly sessions is a requirement for most courses.

This school’s MBA requires 36 credit hours for completion. A capstone project is also required. Sample business courses include Quantitative Analysis for Business, Financial Management, and International Business.

17

University of Nebraska

College Choice Score: 84.03

Average Tuition: $19,914

Program Website

University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall University of Nebraska Lincoln Hamilton Hall

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln houses one of the highest ranked business schools on this list. This university and its popular MBA program ranks in the top 20 in no less than four different rankings from the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and the Princeton Review. This university holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC.

UNL has application recommendations, such as management and leadership work experience, a GMAT score of 600, and more. However, students without a business background can still apply. Those interested in this program are encouraged to speak with an admissions advisor about what may help them get into this program.

The school also ensures that students feel no pressure in finishing their degree within a specific timetable. While it is possible to earn the MBA in 18 months, many students take around three years to graduate. The time limit to finish this degree is ten years.

The UNL MBA degree requires 48 credit hours of course work, including a capstone project. An internship is strongly encouraged, but not required. All courses are taught asynchronously. Sample courses include Applied Organizational Behavior, Supply Chain Management, and Financial Accounting.

18

SUNY College at Oswego

College Choice Score: 83.71

Average Tuition: $22,210

Program Website

SUNY Oswego copy SUNY Oswego copy SUNY Oswego copy SUNY Oswego copy

SUNY College at Oswego, known as Oswego by students, is home to an online business school that is thriving. It is best known for its option to complete the MBA fully online with no residency requirements. This school holds regional accreditation by the MSCHE.

While it is possible for students to take all classes online through the school’s learning management system, they can also opt for a hybrid approach to learning. This ensures that students can still enjoy face-to-face time with their instructors while completing the majority of their work online. Whichever route a student chooses to take, the requirements for the degree remain the same.

The MBA at Oswego requires 36 credit hours of coursework, which includes 15 hours of elective coursework. A capstone project is also required. Sample courses include Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Futures and Options Markets, and Organization and Management: A Global Perspective.

19

Marist College

College Choice Score: 83.68

Average Tuition: $13,500

Program Website

Marist College 1 Marist College 1 Marist College 1 Marist College 1

Marist College has long enjoyed a reputation for being one of the best business schools in the country. It is currently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as well as the Princeton Review for its outstanding business programs, including being recognized as having one of the best online M.B.A. programs in the nation. This school is regionally accredited by the MSCHE. The business programs are also independently accredited by the AACSB.

The Marist MBA program has three concentrations, including Ethical Leadership, Financial Management, and Health Care Administration. While these are not required as part of the MBA program, they can be of use to students who wish to specialize in these areas. Concentrations also work to a professional’s advantage during the job seeking process, as these areas are currently in need of qualified candidates.

This school does not have any mandatory residencies; all work is completed 100 percent online. However, students can choose to attend weekend residency in New York City. For all students who cannot make these trips, courses are taught asynchronously and are supported by the school’s online technical support staff.

This degree requires 36 credit hours of coursework, nine of which come from electives. A capstone project is also required. Sample MBA courses include Operations Management, Finance, and Analytics Bootcamp.

20

Mississippi State University

College Choice Score: 83.22

Average Tuition: $20,142

Program Website

Mississippi State University copy Mississippi State University copy Mississippi State University copy Mississippi State University copy

Mississippi State University has an internationally recognized online M.B.A. program that is perfect for business professionals who are interested in a flexible degree plan. This school is currently ranked by U.S. News and World Report, GetEducated.com, and others. Mississippi State is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. Its online business school is also specially accredited by the AACSB International.

This university admits students on a rolling basis; students can start any term they choose, allowing them to begin their degree plan when it is most convenient for them. Students also have the option to attend school either full-time or part-time, which is perfect for working students who need a little more flexibility in their schedule.

This is a general MBA program with no concentrations. Instead, the program focuses on important knowledge and an advanced set of leadership skills to prepare students to become business leaders. To this end, courses revolve around economics, leadership skills, law, and ethics.

The Distance MBA requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including a consulting project. As with other business schools, some students may need to complete prerequisite courses before moving on to the Core Curriculum. Sample courses include Strategic Marketing Management, Management Information Technology and Systems, and Corporate Finance.

21

North Carolina State University

College Choice Score: 83.05

Average Tuition: $21,951

Program Website

north carolina state raleigh 1 1 north carolina state raleigh 1 1 north carolina state raleigh 1 1 north carolina state raleigh 1 1

Through the Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers students the chance to get an accredited online M.B.A. from a respected institution. From choosing a start date to choosing between a flexible or accelerated degree plan, students will find that NC State—Raleigh provides them every opportunity to graduate on time. This school holds regional accreditation from the SACS COC. The online business school is also independently accredited by the AACSB International.

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about learning online through this university is that students have access to their professors just as much online as they have on campus. Instructors, all of which are certified to teach online courses, keep virtual hours through phone, email, chat, Skype, or Google Hangout. Students can also form their own study groups with their team members which allows them the opportunity to get to know their classmates as well as collaborate on team projects.

While coursework is done 100 percent online, NC State—Raleigh does require students to attend two three-day residencies at the school’s main campus. Only active duty military members may waive this requirement, should they be on tour.

The Professional MBA program from this university requires 40 credit hours of coursework for graduation. This includes team projects and a capstone course. Sample business courses include Operations and Supply Chain Management, Financial Accounting, and Critical Thinking and Communications.

22

Georgia College and State University

College Choice Score: 82.84

Average Tuition: $18,486

Program Website

Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32 Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32 Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32 Atkinson Hall Georgia College 2012 09 24 22 22 32

Georgia College and State University, known as GCSU to its students, is proud to be a part of the Georgia WebMBA® Consortium, a partnership of schools that provides working professionals with the possibility to earn an MBA online while working full-time. This program is identical to any high-quality on-campus program and delivers an exceptional education through its online portal. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC and the Georgia WebMBA® is further accredited by the AACSB International.

The Georgia WebMBA® is a cohort program, meaning that students work with the same classmates throughout the duration of the program, which generally lasts 20 months. Two courses are offered every eight weeks and are delivered asynchronously. All text materials, case studies, projects and assignments are offered and handed in online, so there’s never a reason for a student to come to campus.

This degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework and includes one capstone project. All foundation courses must be completed prior to a student entering the program. Sample courses include Managerial Decision Analysis, Global and International Business, and Human Behavior in Organizations.

23

Auburn University

College Choice Score: 82.80

Average Tuition: $26,406

Program Website

Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University

Auburn University has a reputation in the South for being the home to an excellent business institution. The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is where the Master of Business Administration online program is housed, and it is a high-ranking degree that is as competitive as it is comprehensive. This university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

Like many schools in the country, this university believes that online education is the next step forward. That’s why it delivers its online courses both synchronously and asynchronously, allowing students to watch and participate in real-time or catch up on lectures when it is most convenient for them. This also ensures that students will have ample time to review their coursework prior to a test or before handing in an assignment.

It should be noted that only students who are currently living in the United States are eligible for the online MBA; US Military Personnel are the only exception to this rule. International students must speak with an advisor to learn more about the requirements.

The Auburn MBA requires 39 credit hours of course work, including 12 credit hours of electives. A business project is also required. Sample business courses include Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment, Organizational Leadership and Change, and Marketing and Consumer Theory.

24

University of North Dakota

College Choice Score: 82.72

Average Tuition: $18,807

Program Website

UniversityNorth Dakota UniversityNorth Dakota UniversityNorth Dakota UniversityNorth Dakota

The University of North Dakota at Grand Forks is an incredible place for students who want to enroll in one of the top M.B.A. programs in the country. It is 100 percent online, with no campus residency requirements, and is available for all students, regardless of their past educational or work experience. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and the business programs are further accredited by the AACSB International.

Online courses are taught synchronously, with one live web class being held a week per course. Participation is mandatory, but all other work, including assignments and exams, are done at the student’s leisure. The school also has a strong tech support system in place for its learning management system, ensuring that students feel that they have access to mentors, technical support staff, and advisors if they ever need them.

The UND MBA program is an interdisciplinary program. It prepares students to take on management situations that arise by providing them with the skills and knowledge needed in order to become a fully functioning members of the business community. While this is a general business degree, it is also possible to take on an optional International Business concentration, which will further strengthen a student’s understanding of business leadership skills across multinational companies.

This degree requires 34 credit hours of coursework and a capstone project. Students who are not from a business background may have foundation course requirements, which will raise the amount of credit hours needed to earn this degree. Sample MBA courses include Principles of Management, Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics, and Principles of Macroeconomics.

25

Ball State University

College Choice Score: 82.42

Average Tuition: $20,356

Program Website

Ball State University 1 Ball State University 1 Ball State University 1 Ball State University 1

Ball State University has a nationally recognized online MBA program that is consistently ranked in the top 20 listing of the Top Online Business and MBA programs from U.S. News and World Report. Students can choose from a variety of options to complete this degree, including full-time and part-time degree plans. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business school is independently accredited by the AACSB International.

One of the perks of attending Ball State University is that even as an online student, every effort is made to ensure that internships and networking opportunities are offered as a way to ensure a high-paying job once a student graduates. This is a rare advantage not usually offered to online students, but it is an important aspect of the MBA program at Ball State.

This university also offers students a wide arrange of choices when it comes to figuring out their schedule. Ball State employs rolling admissions, allowing students to begin in the fall, spring, or summer; they can also choose between becoming full-time or part-time students. Generally speaking, most students complete the necessary requirements for this degree within two years, but it is also possible to finish within five years.

This degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including six credit hours of electives. Some students may also have to take foundation courses, so it is advised that students first speak to an admissions counselor prior to registering for courses. Sample business courses include Entrepreneurial Leadership, Accounting and Decision Making, and Economic Analysis for Managers.

26

University of Wisconsin—Whitewater

College Choice Score: 82.06

Average Tuition: $17,107

Program Website

University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2

The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater confers an online M.B.A. program that is internationally recognized for its academic excellence and flexibility for busy business professionals. It is also one of the few schools that does not distinguish between an on-campus degree and an online degree. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. It holds further accreditation from the AACSB.

This business school requires a student to declare a specialization. This is an important part of a student’s degree path, so most students choose their concentration prior to registering for courses. Some of the specializations include Information Technology Management, Data Analytics, and Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Students benefit from having the same instructors who teach the courses online. Most of the faculty that teaches online also have terminal degrees in their area of expertise. And for students who are looking for a degree taught by experts in the field, UW-Whitewater is the best experience.

The MBA program at this school requires 36 credit hours of coursework and a capstone project. Students without a business education background may be required to take extra courses to fulfill the prerequisite requirements. Sample business courses include Persuasion and Negotiation Strategies, Fundamentals of Project Management, and Quantitative Analysis for Business.

27

University of South Dakota

College Choice Score: 82.02

Average Tuition: $11,142

Program Website

University of South Dakota University of South Dakota University of South Dakota University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota at Vermillion has one of the longest track records when it comes to being accredited by the AACSB International. This school currently confers the online MBA, a high quality and sought after program that teaches business professionals advanced skills to become mid-level executives within the business industry. This university holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC.

All courses for the Master of Business Administration can be found online and are delivered through an asynchronous format. Students do not have to meet any residency requirements; however, they are welcome to walk for graduation if they so choose. Additionally, there are no proctored exams, ensuring that students finish all of their assignments on their own schedule.

In addition to the general degree, there are four different specializations that can be found online. These include Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Health Services Administration. A specialization in any of these areas will serve as an advantage to students who wish to become experts in these fields.

The USD MBA requires at least 33 credit hours of coursework. Some students may find that they may need to also complete foundation courses if they received a bachelor’s degree in a subject other than business. Sample courses include Strategic Management, Leadership Development, and Business and its Environment.

28

University of Mississippi

College Choice Score: 81.92

Average Tuition: $20,574

Program Website

Ole Miss University 1 1 Ole Miss University 1 1 Ole Miss University 1 1 Ole Miss University 1 1

As one of the only schools on this ranking to provide a truly 100 percent online program, the University of Mississippi at Oxford is an incredible school for Southern business professionals. This business school ensures that a student can finish their degree in as little as two years, all while studying in the comfort of their own home. Ole Miss, as the school is called by students and staff, is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. It has further accreditation by the AACSB for its business programs.

This is the best online M.B.A. program for students who need complete flexibility in their schedules. Courses are taught asynchronously and online, with no need to take proctored exams at pre-approved sites or to travel for case study competitions. Students will also find that they can learn full-time or part-time and can take up to six years to complete the necessary requirements to earn this degree.

Business professionals will benefit from being taught by the same world-class faculty that teach the MBA on-campus. This instruction from professors, who have been certified to teach online, is just one of the reasons that Ole Miss is consistently ranked in the top 25 by most ranking websites.

The MBA program requires 36 credit hours. This includes a capstone project. Sample courses include Management of Technology and Innovation, Financial Analysis, and Leadership and Ethics.

29

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

College Choice Score: 81.70

Average Tuition: $6,960

Program Website

Embry Riddle Embry Riddle Embry Riddle Embry Riddle

For a specialized graduate business degree in Aviation, there is no better place than Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This school has a Worldwide and Online Campus that confers the Master of Business Administration in Aviation, a high-value degree in the field. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

While the MBAA at Embry-Riddle does focus on Aviation, the degree also comes with six different concentrations, including Information Technology, Public Administration, and Marketing. This enables students to focus on one aspect of aviation business while earning a degree that will make them highly qualified candidates in the field.

All online courses at Embry-Riddle are offered asynchronously, and as this program is 100 percent online, there are no residency requirements. The MBAA requires 33 credit hours of work, including a capstone course. Sample courses include Advanced Aviation Economics, International Business Administration, and Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation.

30

Pepperdine University

College Choice Score: 81.61

Average Tuition: $30,200

Program Website

Pepperdine 1 Pepperdine 1 Pepperdine 1 Pepperdine 1

Pepperdine University has one of the most innovative online MBA programs in the country. Through the Graziadio School of Business and Management, which is where this degree is housed, students will learn about business administration as well as leadership skills in a collaborative and experiential learning method. This school is regionally accredited by the WASC WSCUC. It is also accredited by the AACSB.

Students at Pepperdine gain mastery over the skills needed to become business professionals by working in teams on projects that are delivered, much like coursework, through asynchronous means. This is combined with new and innovative business intelligence topics to ensure that students are aware of the changing landscape of business and how business professionals can, and do, drive that change.

This internationally recognized program comes with four optional concentrations, including Marketing, Finance, and Leadership and Managing Organizational Change. Each concentration comes with its own final project and will be noted on a student’s degree when they graduate.

The MBA degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework, including a concentration’s final project and a capstone project. Students are advised that the final required number of credit hours is subject to change based on the concentration they have chosen. Sample courses include Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, and International Business.

31

Oklahoma State University

College Choice Score: 81.54

Average Tuition: $18,858

Program Website

Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University at Stillwater is home to a fantastic online M.B.A. program that will see students learn everything they need to know to become executive-level business professionals. This school offers both part-time and full-time placement in the online program, ensuring that no matter a student’s current work schedule, the MBA is within their reach. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC.

The OSU MBA has some requirements for the application process. A student must possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university, a 3.0 GPA for courses earned at that school, and a competitive GMAT score. Students from all educational and work backgrounds are welcome, but there may be prerequisites; students are encouraged to speak with an admissions counselor to learn more.

Students can choose from nine different concentrations that accompany the general MBA degree. These are all available online, and the electives that make up the concentration are also available in asynchronous format, just like the core courses. These electives include Energy Business, Global Marketing, and Non-profit Management.

The MBA program at OSU requires 45 credit hours for completion. This includes a capstone project and professional development projects. Sample courses include Prescriptive Analytics, Management and Organizational Theory, and Business Finance.

32

University of West Georgia

College Choice Score: 80.99

Average Tuition: $13,302

Program Website

University of West Georgia University of West Georgia University of West Georgia University of West Georgia

The University of West Georgia is one of the best schools for an online degree. It confers the Master of Business Administration online with some residency requirements. This school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC and holds further accreditation by the AACSB for its online business programs.

The UWG WebMBA is one of the most affordable programs on this list. Publications and rating sites such as Businessweek and the Princeton Review have all given honorable mention to the school based on this factor alone. It has also been praised for its sequential format, requiring that students take only two courses every term, which gives students the ability to focus on just two subjects and lessens their course load.

Earning an online degree from UWG is a great experience for working professionals. This school offers access to an online library, database resources, a tutoring program, and around-the-clock technical support for the online learning management system. With asynchronous courses and a dedicated online support staff, online MBA candidates are exceptionally prepared to meet the demands put forth by this program.

This program requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a mandatory orientation at the school’s campus in Carrollton, Georgia. A capstone project is also required. Sample courses include Strategic Marketing, Global and International Business, and Entrepreneurship and Managerial Finance.

33

Creighton University

College Choice Score: 80.95

Average Tuition: $18,000

Program Website

Creighton University Creighton University Creighton University Creighton University

Creighton University is currently nationally ranked by both U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly for its MBA program. The online program is also equally recognized as one of the best online colleges for students interested in earning this degree. This school holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC. The business school also holds independent accreditation by the AACSB.

Students who choose to study at the Heider College of Business will find a flexible online degree program, one that takes into consideration the fact that many MBA candidates have busy personal and professional lives. This school offers asynchronous courses in eight-week terms which can see a student complete this degree in as little as two years. It is also possible for students who live near campus to take the hybrid format to finish the degree in less time.

The online MBA at Creighton is taught from a Jesuit, Catholic worldview. Students are prepared to become ethical business leaders who understand the complexities of doing international business while staying true to employees and investors at home. Students are encouraged to seek out interdisciplinary electives to round out their education, ensuring that once they have graduated, they will be qualified candidates for any position in the field.

The Creighton online MBA program requires 33 credit hours of coursework. It also requires either a thesis project or an e-portfolio that will be used as part of this program’s final project. Sample business courses include Accounting, Leadership, and Business Intelligence and Analytics.

34

Cleveland State University

College Choice Score: 80.80

Average Tuition: $17,980

Program Website

Cleveland State University 1 Cleveland State University 1 Cleveland State University 1 Cleveland State University 1

Cleveland State University is one of the only schools on this list to have an online, accredited accelerated MBA. The school, which is currently ranked first in Ohio for business schools by U.S. News and World Report, is also known for transparency and its cohort model. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC. The business program, which is housed at the Monte Ahuja College of Business, is independently accredited by the AACSB International.

CSU offers students every opportunity to excel in this MBA program. From offering all courses online and having no residency requirements to supplying students with an iPad 4G for coursework and all-inclusive tuition, this school delivers on its promise to make the MBA program fast, convenient, and efficient.

This is an accelerated MBA program, meaning that students are expected to complete the degree requirements within a year. This is made possible by the fact that students do everything online, including renting textbooks, taking exams, and completing projects, all while taking their courses in an eight-week format instead of the traditional 16-week format. And because the program is taught in cohorts, students will remain with the same classmates until graduation.

This degree requires 32 credit hours of coursework. This includes one team project as the capstone. Sample courses include Team Dynamics, Human Resources Management, and Integrative Business Strategy.

35

Georgia Southern University

College Choice Score: 80.74

Average Tuition: $26,518

Program Website

Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s online solution for working business professionals is an excellent example of what an MBA program should look like. This school has been conferring the MBA online for over 15 years and has since perfected it into an accelerated program that sees students finishing the requirements in less than two years. This school holds regional accreditation by the SACS COC. The MBA program is further accredited by the AACSB International.

Although the coursework for this school is 100 percent online, there is a residency requirement. Students will be required to attend a two-day orientation in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to beginning the program. This is the one and only time students will meet with faculty and other classmates in person, allowing them to feel more connected once class begins.

It’s important to note that Georgia Southern has taken a peculiar but appreciated step: all online instructors are certified and independently academically qualified by the AACSB to teach the courses. In addition to the fact that all courses are taught asynchronously, students are getting the very best education, all while working a job and continuing with their personal lives.

The Georgia Southern MBA requires 30 credit hours of coursework. While there is no requirement for an internship, a capstone team project is mandatory. Sample courses include Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions, Managerial Accounting, and Business Ethics and the Law.

36

Quinnipiac University

College Choice Score: 80.73

Average Tuition: $17,190

Program Website

Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University Online has a lot to be proud of. This school has recently been named to the top 20 Best Online Graduate Programs by U.S. News and World Report as well as being listen among the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools. It is at this online school that students will find a strong and comprehensive MBA program, all available in the comfort of their own home. This school is regionally accredited by the NEASC and holds independent accreditation for its business programs by the AACSB International.

One of the features that has made Quinnipiac University Online such a success is that the school does not outsource online education. Quinnipiac faculty, of which 98 percent hold terminal degrees in their fields, are trained to teach online, ensuring that online students receive the same education as students who teach on campus do. In fact, Quinnipiac is well known for its dedication to its online community; all faculty, administrative staff, and tech support work at the school and understand the needs of online students.

At Quinnipiac, students can choose to specialize in three different tracks or choosing their own electives. The tracks include Chartered Financial Analyst, Health Care Management, and Supply Chain Management. For some students, their area of interest will not be listed as a track; however, but choosing from the various electives available online, students will be able to curate their own specialization for their needs.

The Quinnipiac MBA requires 46 credits of coursework. This is one of the most comprehensive MBA programs on this list, and it is worth the hard work in order to graduate with this degree. Sample business courses include Decision Making for Business Operations, Managerial Economics, and Integrated Strategic Decision Making Capstone.

37

University of Massachusetts—Lowell

College Choice Score: 80.65

Average Tuition: $6,425

Program Website

University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Massachusetts Lowell

Students who attend the University of Massachusetts at Lowell’s Division of Online and Continuing Education are often MBA candidates. This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the business industry, as UMass Lowell’s on-campus MBA program has consistently been nationally ranked by the Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report. This school is regionally accredited by the NEASC and has been awarded special accreditation by the AACSB International for its business programs.

This MBA program can be earned either on campus, online, or through a hybrid program. All courses, however, are available 100 percent online, and there is never a reason for students to attend the campus. Courses are taught by online education-trained professors, and the asynchronous format allows students the convenience to create their own study schedule.

The school also offers four online specialization options, including Finance, Accounting, and Marketing. Alternatively, students can choose to curate their own specialization by choosing from the school’s wide array of online electives.

The UMass Lowell MBA program requires 30 credits of course work, all of which have been renovated for online students. A competition project is also required for graduation. Sample courses include Strategy Formation and Implementation, Corporate Finance, and Operations Management.

38

University of Nevada—Reno

College Choice Score: 80.58

Average Tuition: $18,662

Program Website

University of Nevada Reno University of Nevada Reno University of Nevada Reno University of Nevada Reno

The University of Nevada at Reno is one of the only universities on the list to offer an online EMBA. This degree was created especially for business professionals who are interested in obtaining top-level positions within companies around the globe. This university is regionally accredited by the NWCCU.

UNR’s Executive MBA has been nationally recognized by ranking sites such as the Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report for both the premier faculty that teaches the online courses and the fact that the curriculum has been especially designed for online learning. Students continue to tout the two-year program as a break from traditional learning, allowing them to focus on the courses that matter to them, all while continuing their own careers.

The EMBA program is a 12-course, two-year cohort curriculum that always begins in the fall. Because this program is taught in a cohort, students are required to finish the degree within two years in order to graduate; there are no exceptions to this rule.

The UNR EMBA degree requires 36 credit hours of coursework. This includes a capstone project to be completed with a team. Sample courses include Management and Organizational Science, Strategic Management for Executives, and Statistics for Decision Making.

39

Central Michigan University

College Choice Score: 80.36

Average Tuition: $17,600

Program Website

Central Michigan University Central Michigan University Central Michigan University Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University’s Global Campus is known for having a large selection of graduate degrees. The most notable of these is the MBA, which comes with five different concentrations, all of which can be found online. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and its online business programs are independently accredited by the AACSB International.

Unlike many other business schools that have online departments, CMU does require a student choose a concentration from the listing on its site. This is to ensure that students receive a specialized education that shows them the dynamics at play between business and their chosen field of interest. Specializations include Human Resource Management, VDO, and ERP Emphasis using SAP Software.

Admission requirements for all specializations at this school are the same. Students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a GPA of at least 2.7. All applicants must also submit a GMAT score of 450 or higher, as well as a professional resume and a personal statement.

Requirements for the CMU MBA depends on the concentration, but all students will be required to complete at least 36 credit hours of coursework. This includes a Boot Camp, or face-to-face academy, experience and is the only residency requirement for the degree. Sample courses include Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Global Economic Environment, and Managing Information Systems in a Global Economy.

40

Saint Joseph’s University

College Choice Score: 80.33

Average Tuition: $15,840

Program Website

St. Josephs University 3 St. Josephs University 3 St. Josephs University 3 St. Josephs University 3

Saint Joseph’s University is home to the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, one of the only business schools in the country to have its own online department. This is where the school’s MBA online program can be found. The university is regionally accredited by the MSCHE. Haub is independently accredited by the AACSB International.

This is a general degree, one that offers working professionals the chance to learn the management, teamwork, and leadership skills that will make them the new business leaders of tomorrow. All courses are taught asynchronously, ensuring that students can choose when and where they learn. This also allows them to study part-time or full-time, with most students finishing their degree in two years.

It is, however, possible to gain a concentration in any one area of interest. Students who take three elective courses in the same subject will have a concentration listed along with their degree. Currently, there are seven different concentrations to choose from, including Finance, Accounting, and International Business, among others.

This degree requires at least 36 credit hours of coursework. This can include a research paper or a portfolio project, depending on a student’s choice of elective. Sample MBA courses include Ethical Practices in Business, International Management, and Global Business Strategy Simulation.

41

University of Massachusetts—Amherst

College Choice Score: 80.12

Average Tuition: $28,002

Program Website

University of Massachusetts Amherst 3 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is home to the Isenberg School of Management, one of the foremost graduate business schools in the country. This school offers an online option for its MBA program, allowing busy work professionals to earn a degree while continuing to work in their current career. This school holds regional accreditation by the NEASC.

The Isenberg MBA has six different focus areas, including Health Care Administration, Sports Management, and Business Analytics. Each focus area offers students the opportunity to specialize in a field of interest that could help them further their career goals. They also meet the elective criteria that are required for the completion of this degree.

UMass—Amherst wants to make sure that students are comfortable with the online option, so it has made it possible for students to try courses prior to enrolling in the MBA program. While tuition and fees still apply, if students choose to pursue their graduate program at Isenberg, those classes are then transferred into a student’s transcript and counts towards to the degree.

The Isenberg MBA requires 39 credit hours for graduation. This does not include any foundation courses a student may be required to take prior to beginning the degree plan. Sample courses include Business Law, Human Resource Management, and Economic Analysis for Managers.

42

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

College Choice Score: 80.09

Average Tuition: $19,330

Program Website

University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Students in Colorado have long known that an MBA that can be earned entirely online is a value. That’s why most business professionals decide to attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. This school offers one of the most flexible schedules for working students along with small class sizes and a world-class faculty. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC and currently holds independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

This school’s MBA online curriculum launched 20 years ago and has consistently been named to the top 50 MBA programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. This consistency is due to the fact that the degree is customizable, completely online, and is open to students from all educational and work backgrounds. It is also one of the few programs that have the on-campus faculty teaching the online classes.

UCCS also provides nine areas of emphasis that are also available online. These allow students to specialize their degree in a field of interest while getting a general MBA. The areas of emphasis include Health Care Administration, International Business, and Innovation Management, among others.

The UCCS MBA requires a total of 36 credit hours for completion and is usually completed, on average, within two years. Sample courses include Fundamentals of Business Statistics, Corporate Financial Management, and Leading and Managing in Changing Times.

43

University of Michigan—Dearborn

College Choice Score: 80.03

Average Tuition: $19,600

Program Website

University of Michigan Dearborn University of Michigan Dearborn University of Michigan Dearborn University of Michigan Dearborn

The University of Michigan at Dearborn has a long-standing tradition of online academic excellence, and nowhere is that more apparent than in its MBA program. Students who are looking for a flexible MBA program that offers both part-time and full-time options will be best served by attending this school, which has made it its mission to ensure that every student has a pathway towards completing their degree. This university is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC.

UM-Dearborn has an open application process; students of any academic background and with any type of work experience can apply for this program. This will no doubt be of interest for students who are looking to make a career change, and by attending online courses with this university, they can do just that without having to go back to a traditional school schedule.

This university offers a variety of ways to complete the degree. Students can choose to take all of their courses online and with the asynchronous format, on campus, or through a hybrid of both online and on-campus courses. Students will also have the option to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis, with most students graduating within two and a half years.

This degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework. This may include a capstone project if a student has chosen to take on a concentration. Sample courses include Corporate Social Responsibility, Applied Statistical Modeling, and Computer and Information Systems.

44

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College Choice Score: 79.97

Average Tuition: $12,690

Program Website

West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania, or WCUPA, is home to one of the top business schools in the state. It is also home to a nationally ranked MBA online program, one that has been consistently placed in the top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. This school holds regional accreditation by the AACSB International. The program has independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

The West Chester MBA was designed to help students obtain a top-level position within the business industry in a short amount of time. To this end, the degree is offered asynchronously as a part-time degree that is taught one course at a time. A full-time option is also available for students who want to earn their MBA in less than one year.

WCUPA also offers students the option to earn certificates in lieu of concentrations. This is an added benefit to students who already work in the business field because it allows them to earn a separate certificate that they can put on their resume prior to graduating. These certificates include Entrepreneurship, Project Management, and Business Analytics.

The West Chest MBA requires 30 credit hours of coursework. There are no residency requirements, internships, or capstone projects associated with this degree. Sample courses include Financial Analysis and Valuation, Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Components of Effective Leadership.

45

Sam Houston State University

College Choice Score: 79.69

Average Tuition: $12,159

Program Website

Sam Houston State University 1 Sam Houston State University 1 Sam Houston State University 1 Sam Houston State University 1

Online graduate degrees, such as the MBA, are a recent addition to the virtual education department at Sam Houston State University. However, this is not to say that this isn’t one of the best schools for students who are interested in a general MBA, as SHSU strives to provide an excellent education wholly online. This university is regionally accredited by the SACS COC.

One of the perks of attending SHSU is that there is no residency requirement for online students; however, face-to-face classes are also available. And because there is no difference in the requirements for an on-campus or online degree, students can choose to earn their degree as fully online or as a hybrid program. This makes it a flexible and convenient choice for any business professional.

This program can be completed in as little as four semesters, or 18 months, of full-time study. It is important to note, however, that students with full-time jobs are encouraged to seek part-time study, as this is a rigorous program. Even with part-time study, the MBA can be earned in two years.

The SHSU MBA requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework for completion. Additionally, students who do meet the STEM requirements for the degree may have to take extra courses. Sample business courses include Research Writing in Business, Marketing Management, and Techniques of Statistical Analysis.

46

Columbus State University

College Choice Score: 79.49

Average Tuition: $13,608

Program Website

Columbus State 4 Columbus State 4 Columbus State 4 Columbus State 4

Many students in the South will no doubt have heard that Columbus State University has joined the Georgia WebMBA® consortium. This partnership of schools offers students an internationally accredited MBA program that is available online. The school is regionally accredited by the SACS COC. The program itself holds independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

This is a general MBA program that focuses students on the leadership skills that are necessary in order for them to become business professionals at the executive level. Courses, all of which are available 100 percent online, are application-based, ensuring students understand not only why the skills are important, but can also demonstrate a mastery of these skills.

The Georgia WebMBA® has just one residency requirement: an orientation that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to the start of classes. After the orientation is completed, students are placed in cohorts which can see them finish this degree in less than three years.

This accelerated MBA program requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Electives, internships, and capstone projects are not required for this program. Sample courses include Business Strategy, Production and Operations Management, and Managerial Decisions Analysis.

47

Fort Hays State University

College Choice Score: 79.11

Average Tuition: $9,129

Program Website

Fort Hays State University 1 Fort Hays State University 1 Fort Hays State University 1 Fort Hays State University 1

Online programs for the MBA degree have been rising fast in the last decade, but nowhere has it been more prominent than at Fort Hays State University. This university has created a program that is delivered completely online for business professionals and students who wish to make a career switch. FHSU is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC.

While this MBA program was designed for business professionals, students without an undergraduate business degree are also welcome to apply. FHSU also understands that second-career students may not always have the business foundation needed for the degree; for these students, foundational courses are available so they can keep pace with the curriculum. All courses are available asynchronously.

FHSU also offers nine different concentrations that can be earned online. These include Finance, International Business, Marketing, and more. It is also possible for a student to earn just a general MBA degree with no concentrations.

The MBA program at FHSU uses the latest technology, such as Skype, Google Hangout, Asana and more to help students keep on track. The degree itself requires 34 credit hours of coursework, including a lab, for graduation. Sample courses include Managerial Economics, Advanced Corporate Finance, and Organizational Behavior in a Global Context.

48

University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth

College Choice Score: 79.06

Average Tuition: $8,099

Program Website

University of Mass Dartmouth University of Mass Dartmouth University of Mass Dartmouth University of Mass Dartmouth

Students often praise the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for its online graduate education. This is especially true for the MBA program, which is delivered 100 percent online by well-trained instructors and professors. This university, which is regionally accredited by the NEASC, also holds independent accreditation by the AACSB International.

The Charlton MBA, the name for this degree as it is housed in the Charlton School of Business, does not offer any concentrations. This is a general MBA program, one that can be completed in about five consecutive semesters. Students generally take about two courses per semester, giving them the freedom to continue with their personal and professional lives while earning their degree. It is also possible to finish the degree in less time, and students can learn more by speaking with an enrollment advisor.

UMass—Dartmouth takes its online education very seriously. In fact, it has made it a priority to train all virtual instructors in the art of online education prior to allowing them to teach online courses. This ensures that students are taught by instructors who understand the rigors and complications of earning a degree online.

This school requires 30 credit hours to be completed in order to graduate with an MBA. Unlike other schools on this list, a capstone project is not necessary for this program. Sample courses include Advanced Organizational Behavior, Finance for Decision Making, and Information Technology Management.

49

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

College Choice Score: 78.87

Average Tuition: $12,690

Program Website

Clarion University Clarion University Clarion University Clarion University

The Clarion University of Pennsylvania is known for being a traditionally rigorous school when it comes to its online offerings. This extends to its MBA program, which is currently the most popular online graduate degree program the school hosts. This university holds regional accreditation by the MSCHE. The program is further accredited by the AACSB International.

Like many other business schools, Clarion requires not only a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university but also a GMAT score. The school also requires the completion of foundation courses prior to a student enrolling in the program.

As an online program, Clarion delivers all of its courses asynchronously through its learning management system. The school also provides online mentoring services, an online library, and more to ensure that each student is successful in completing the program.

The Clarion MBA requires 33 credit hours of coursework, including electives. There are no internships or capstone projects needed for this degree. Sample business courses include Global Environment of Business, Managerial Finance, and Legal Environment and Ethical Conduct.

50

University of Scranton

College Choice Score: 78.80

Average Tuition: $11,112

Program Website

University of Scranton 1 University of Scranton 1 University of Scranton 1 University of Scranton 1

The University of Scranton is just one of 28 Jesuit universities in the country, but it is the best known of all Jesuit universities as the premier destination for an online graduate education in business. This school offers a general MBA and six concentrations, all of which can be earned 100 percent online. This university is regionally accredited by the MSCHE and holds independent accreditation by the AACSB.

Although this university offers its MBA program wholly online, the school makes no distinction as to how a student earned their degree. The school also ensures that students can access their coursework at any time, online or offline. Courses are also supported by online discussion boards, student-run study groups, and personal relationships with professors.

This school, which was named one of the top schools for online graduate education by U.S. News and World Report, also believes in curating concentrations for students. By providing specialized education within a general degree, Scranton is preparing students to become leaders in a field that interests them. These concentrations include International Business, Healthcare Management, and Human Resources, among others.

The Scranton MBA online program requires 36 credit hours of work, which includes nine credit hours of work from their concentration. A capstone course is also required for graduation. Sample business courses include Accounting for management, Organizational Behavior, and Responsibility, Sustainability, and Justice.

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

MBA PROGRAM

Degree Finder

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-76380460-1’]);
_gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]);(function()
var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true;
ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
)();

Exceptional Paper Writing Help from Our Professional Term Paper Writer

questi


TermPaperWriter.org
TermPaperWriter.org

  • Best online essay writing helper
    to make all the work for you
    • 100% uniqueness
    • Support 24/7
    • Delivery on time
    Order Your Paper Now

  • A Reliable online guide for
    academic paper writing
    Offer you a range of support to help you think through
    and write an creative paper work

    Order Your Paper Now

  • Help to resist procrastination
    when you have an essay deadline
    Order any type of a university paper by just one click

    Order Your Paper Now

Answers on questions

Significance of Having a Term Paper Writer to Do Your Essays

If you need to enjoy reading a top-notch quality paper, then you should trust an experienced term paper writer to do it for you. Many people don’t know how impeccable essays from professionals are hence struggle writing on their own and make various errors that lower the quality of the essay. You do not need to strain with all the work when you can have writing experts, like our own, who deliver persuasive essays. This platform is the best for you: relying on our writing services will be a turning point in your academics.

Our academic writers precisely understand how to write a compelling essay more than a student could do. Through the extensive training that they have received and the many writing jobs they have done, you can trust them with writing a term paper on your behalf is the best decision you can make. Students often have many activities to undertake throughout their study period. We understand that studying alongside working and spending quality time with family and friends is not easy to balance especially with many essays assignments on your desk. As a result, we have hired professional essay writers to help you write quality essays that will transform your academics. One undeniable thing about proficient academic writers is that their time is wholly dedicated to writing hence producing quality papers. You cannot miss our exceptional paper writing help; it is rare to find on the market.

Reasons to Trust Us with Writing a Term Paper for You

Have you been looking for a quality essay help to trust with your college assignments? Do you want cheap essay writing service that will never disappoint you? If you have been asking yourself such questions, then you are in the right place. We are confident that we are the smartest choice you can make. Trust us with writing a term paper for you and you will not regret it.

We delight in the following as our major strengths:

  • Timely deliveries

You will not worry about your close deadlines if your trust our academic writing assistance. We have always ensured we deliver all our orders on time. Our professionals understand the essence of time hence they can’t fail in meeting the shortest of deadlines.

  • Top-notch quality content

Our guarantee entails compelling essays that have top-notch quality content and persuasive discussion of concepts. College and university students always want to buy essay online with high quality to match their level of education. This is what we deliver. With our professional writers being the most competent in the industry, the papers they write are never mediocre. Quality is a guarantee from our college essay writing services.

  • Customized papers

With our top paper writers on board, customizing papers to suit customers’ needs is not a problem at all. Our writers have high academic qualifications in various fields of study hence we take orders on any subject or topic. If you need a custom paper related to marketing, biology, psychology, economics, business, or any other science, then you can order one from us. You can always get any custom research paper for sale from us.

  • 24/7 support

Our customer support team is accessible all the time to listen and respond to any issues or questions customers have. There is a 24/7 tracking system that enables you to monitor the progress of your orders. Besides, you can buy essays online from us at any time.

Term Paper Writing Service That College Students Can Trust

Essay writing online can be the best if a student identifies the right company to trust with his or her college assignments. You could find cheap essay writers yet have your paper compromised concerning quality. However, if you are keen to select the best term paper writing service like our own, then you will rest assured that your academics will always improve. We have the most proficient writers online always ready and waiting to start working on your assignments. Just place them, and we will assign the right person to work on them. Sometimes students can worry a lot concerning the right people to help them write quality papers. The frequently asked questions on our site have been, ‘Who can writer essay for me?’ or ‘Can I get a professional to write my essay?’ Since we have the most competent team of writers, we take orders of any kind. It could be a complicated topic or a task with a short deadline. All this is under our control.

Our operation in the writing industry has been for a number of years. We have served many students from colleges and universities in many countries. One of the elements we have sustained through our service is quality and timely deliveries of services that meet students’ needs. Our writers have the most exquisite skills in using any of the paper format styles including APA, Chicago, and MLA. From our testimonials page, the customers we have served have always left positive comets concerning the services they got from us. We are confident enough to meet all your writing needs. Just trust us with all your assignments or buy an essay from us and enjoy the top-notch quality we grant our customers.

How to Get Term Paper Help from a Professional College Essay Writer

Need quality term paper help online? You can depend on trustworthy writing companies like ours that can assure you of a professional college essay writer who will not frustrate you. If you have complicated dissertations and wondering whom you will trust with, then our essay writers online are the best for you. The papers they write are incomparable. You could have been looking for an agency to help you write; your search has ended. Our services are the best you can get. With the rich investment we have in our expert writers, you cannot afford to miss the essays they have done. Get cheap research papers and essays on any topic done by our proficient writers. We have students’ interests at heart. As a result, our online essay writers ensure they are satisfied with the papers done.

Professional Essay Help from Us for Your Personal Development

It is undeniable that every student would want to be a good essay writer. Most of the tasks in colleges revolve around research paper writing, which makes students nervous especially if they have never done one before. You do not need to worry; our professional essay help addresses all your writing needs. If you need to develop your writing skills, you can find a personal essay helper from us to help you understand how to create an essay on any topic.

Get the best professional research paper help from our writing agency. Since reliable research paper service could be rare to find, we are here to provide it wholeheartedly for you. The last thing we would want for you is to get mediocre research proposals or reports done by inexperienced writers. With a personal writer, you can rely on him to teach you or help write a research paper for you. He or she could be your favorite and help you write all your essays in the way you want.

You could be wondering, ‘Who could I pay to write essays for me?’ Worry no more today because you have found a robust solution with us. You can rely on our writing services for your college tasks. We guarantee high-quality papers that surpass your expectations. Just click on the Write Essay for me button, give us the necessary details, and we will assign a suitable expert to start working on it ASAP! Our services are among the best on the market. Use our writing services. Call us now!

Works and samples

Essay sample
Download

Essay
Writing can be a mind-numbing task. For error-free essays, hire one of our experts.They will write a winning piece that meets all your demands.

Argumentative essay sample
Download

Argumentative essay
If you require a compelling argumentative essay to match your writing demands, we can provide you with a perfect solution. Order now and get 100% plagiarism-free piece of writing.

Research papers sample
Download

Research papers
You need to cover a lot of ground to write a good research paper. But it gets easier with our help! Just tell us your topic and download a custom-made research paper when it’s due.

Thesis papers sample
Download

Thesis papers
You can rely on us for amazing thesis papers. Our writers can handle a wide range of diverse topics. Just give us your task. We are available for help 24/7.

Dissertations sample
Download

Dissertations
You need to put in a lot of months to write a decent dissertation. Our writers can do it in just a week. Choose yours among a wide range of topics and subjects. Success guaranteed!

Book reviews sample
Download

Book reviews
For those who seek good book review authors, our company is the most comprehensive choice. Simply tell us a book title and set a deadline. The rest will be taken care of.

Request additional services to instantly boost your paper

  • High priority order
  • TOP Writer
  • Plagiarism Report
  • SMS inform
  • 1-page summary
  • Double check
  • High priority order

  • TOP Writer

  • Plagiarism Report

  • SMS inform

  • 1-page summary

  • Double check

928
British writers

12758
Customers

40506
Completed papers

86%
Customer retention

Our service include

Basic Services
  • Fast turnaround
  • Automated writer assigning
  • Direct communication with a writer via your personal track
  • Free online support 24/7
  • Full compliance with the standards of academic writing
  • Free QAD check
  • Free title and referencing pages
  • Double or single spacing
  • Free plagiarism check
Price for 1 page from
$10

Additional Services
  • Top writer
    cost +30%
  • Plagiarism report
    $14,99
  • High priority order
    $9,99
  • 1-page summary
    $24,99
  • Extra QAD check
    Extra charge
  • Updates via text messages
    $3,99
Our additional services will streamline order processing and boost your paper’s quality. You can choose one or several additional services on the order form.

Order now

Our writers

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    677
    Writing experience:
    2 years
    Areas of work:
    Sociology, HR, Psychology, Management

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    480
    Writing experience:
    8 years
    Areas of work:
    Business, Management, Computer Science

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    567
    Writing experience:
    4 years
    Areas of work:
    Biology, Biochemistry

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    657
    Writing experience:
    2 years
    Areas of work:
    Biology, Biochemistry

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    766
    Writing experience:
    4 years
    Areas of work:
    History, Linguistics, English, Religion, Nursing

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    968
    Writing experience:
    4 years
    Areas of work:
    Healthcare, Medicine

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    531
    Writing experience:
    5 years
    Areas of work:
    Philosophy, English Literature, the Natural Sciences, Sociology

  • Rating:






    Completed orders:
    789
    Writing experience:
    3 years
    Areas of work:
    Religion and Theology, Philosophy, English, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Biology, Marketing


Students’ testimonials

THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF SERVICE.
We work to satisfy each customer to exceed, rather than just meet their expectations.
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
There is only a handful of data we need to complete your order. We use the most advanced security protocols to ensure no data leaks occur.
THE BEST PRICE POLICY.
You will see that our price-to-quality ratio is the best in the industry.
CUSTOMER-ORIENTATED APPROACH.
You will feel that in every aspect of our work, we put customers’ interests above our own.

How simple and easy make an order

Get 15% off your first paper this month
Order now

Logo


Log In

Term Paper Helper : Hire A Term Paper Writer To Write Your Paper

Need Cheap Term Paper Help?

Buy Term Papers Online From The Best Term Paper Writing Service

Most times, students feel like they are drowning in an ocean of academic assignments. Students know how hard it is to create high-quality academic papers with accordance to their lecturer’s requirements and needed standards. At times, it can seem hopeless to try writing a term paper. When you start feeling like giving up, do not let frustration bring you down because we offer reliable term paper help. All you need to do is ask us to “help me with my term paper” and we will deliver a high quality one. Fill the order form below to hire a term paper helper who will help you write college term paper online.

 

Term Paper Writing Help 

Hire A Term Paper Helper Online To Do Your Papers 

How Our Service Works?

We provide cheap custom written papers at affordable rates! Thousands of customers trust us our “I Write Essays For Money” service every day and the number keeps growing! Get the help you need right now!

We Offer The Best Term Paper Help For College Students Online

Why You will Love Us.

 


Our term paper writing company has numerous qualified writers who can write your papers at an affordable fee. Our term paper helpers work hard, produce custom essays, and deliver unique pieces of writing to each client. We guarantee 100% confidentiality and make sure our cooperation stays purely between you and the company. We only deliver the best quality papers and the years of experience we have helps us come up with extensive base of reliable hard-to-find sources.

 

 

 

 

 

Hire a Term Paper Helper In Three Easy Steps

 

 

 

 

 How to order an essay

① Provide Us With The Instructions

Submit your instructions to our writers for free by filling our simple order form! Provide sufficient details and upload all relevant materials to help the writers determine what you need.

 

 pick an essay writer

② Get Bids And Choose A Writer

Receive quotes from our writers and chat with your preferred writers within minutes! Select a writer based on their price and experience and start your paper within minutes!

 Get unlimited revisions so your essay is perfect

③ Receive A High-Quality Paper

Your preferred writer will begin writing the paper. Offer revision suggestions when you receive the paper and download the completed paper in time to submit it to your school!

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF HIRING OUR WRITERS

 

 

 

 

 essay writers for hire

Qualified Essay Writers

We screen all our writers to ensure that only the best get to work with our clients. 

Every essay writer at iWriteEssays is an expert in their field, which means that will get high quality essays every time you place an order!  

 direct Communication With Writers

Constant Communication With Writers

You Can Talk directly to your writer and ask for periodic updates of the progress of your paper. You are now really in control!

 high quality Writing

Professionally Written Essays

Our essay writers are qualified professionals. This means that you can expect a high quality paper. We make sure that the papers are original and well referenced.

 safe content writing service

Safe and Secure Payment

We use a secure payment gateway to safeguard your financial data?

Our website is also secure and encrypted to ensure that all your personal information is safe from the bad guys.

 
 
Order Now                
 
 

Type My Paper For Me

  • Write My Paper For Me
  • Pay To Write My Paper
  • Do My Paper For Me
  • Write My English Paper For Me
  • Type My Paper For Me
  • Best Custom Paper Writing Service
  • Best Paper Editing Services
  • College Research Paper Writing Service
  • Custom Essay Papers Writing Service
  • Research Paper Editing Services
  • Online Paper Writing Service
  • University Paper Writing Service

Term Paper Help Online

  • Scientific Paper Writing Service
  • Custom Essay Writing Service
  • Help Me With My Research Paper
  • I Need Help With My Research Paper
  • Term Paper Help Online
  • Help Me Write My Research Paper
  • Buy A Paper For School
  • Buy College Research Papers Online
  • Buy Custom Papers Online
  • Buy Term Papers Online

Do My Term Paper

  • Research Paper Help Online
  • Where Can I Buy A Term Paper
  • Online Research Paper Writing Service
  • Best Research Paper Service
  • Do My Research Paper
  • Do My Term Paper
  • Term Paper Writing Help
  • Custom Term Paper Writing Service
  • Paper Writers For Hire
  • Research Paper Writers For Hire
  • College Papers Written For You
  • I Need A Paper Written
  • Best Custom Research Paper Site

Buy Research Papers Cheaply

  • Buy A Custom Research Paper
  • Custom Research Paper Writing Service
  • Custom Research Papers For Sale
  • Professional Research Paper Writing Service
  • Purchase Research Paper Online
  • Order Research Paper Online
  • Order Term Paper Online
  • Custom Term Papers For Sale
  • Cheap Term Paper Writing Service
  • College Term Papers For Sale
  • Website That Writes Papers

Persuasive Essay Example High School

questi

  • Przejdź do menu
  • Przejdź do treści
  • Przejdź do wyszukiwarki
Szukaj
  • Facebook
  • BIP

Gmina Przytoczna – Stowarzyszenie „NEW DANCE”

Każdemu po drodze

Zmień kontrast Zmień kontrast

Czcionka

  • Czcionka domyślna
  • Czcionka średnia
  • Czcionka duża










Jesteś tutaj:

  1. Strona główna
  2. Wykaz stowarzyszeń

Kalendarz

Wrzesień 2018
PWŚCPSN
« Sie   
 12
3 4 56789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
zadaj-pytaniue-wojtowi

swieto-pomidora

Wirtualny spacer

KĄPIELISKO LUBIKOWO

Polsko-Niemieckie Centrum Bezpieczeństwa i Edukacji
w Gminie Przytoczna

Mapa gminy

Orange

Kategoria: Wykaz stowarzyszeń

image_pdf image_print

Stowarzyszenie „NEW DANCE”

Opublikowano w dniu

STOWARZYSZENIE „NEW DANCE”
UL. GŁÓWNA 42, 66-340 PRZYTOCZNA

NR KRS: 0000439898

NR NIP: 596-17-45-838

NR REGON: 081092312

KONTO BANK PKO BP SA OIII/GORZÓW WIELKOPOLSKI
NUMER: 31 1020 1967 0000 8002 0111 2689

www.nowinka.eu

Klub Sportowy ANASTASIS Wierzbno

Opublikowano w dniu

Klub Sportowy ANASTASIS Wierzbno

Strychy 42

66-340 Przytoczna

Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Osób Niepełnosprawnych „Lśnienie” w Rokitnie

Opublikowano w dniu

Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Osób Niepełnosprawnych „Lśnienie” w Rokitnie

Rokitno 38

66-340 Przytoczna

Stowarzyszenie Wzajemnej Pomocy „Iskierka Nadziei” w Nowej Niedrzwicy

Opublikowano w dniu

Stowarzyszenie Wzajemnej Pomocy „Iskierka Nadziei” w Nowej Niedrzwicy

Nowa Niedrzwica 43/1

66-340 Przytoczna

Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Szkoły Podstawowej w Wierzbnie

Opublikowano w dniu

Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Szkoły Podstawowej w Wierzbnie

Wierzbno 31

66-340 Przytoczna

Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Młodzieży „Anastasis”

Opublikowano w dniu

Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Młodzieży „Anastasis”

Strychy 42

66-340 Przytoczna

Klub Abstynenta „Anna”

Opublikowano w dniu

Klub Abstynenta „Anna”

ul. Główna 1A

66-340 Przytoczna

Gminny Klub Sportowy „Zjednoczeni” Przytoczna

Opublikowano w dniu

Gminny Klub Sportowy „Zjednoczeni” Przytoczna

Ul.Główna 42

66-340 Przytoczna


euroregion-viadrina.pl
lubuskie.uw.gov.pl
powiat-miedzyrzecki.pl
wokiss.pl
lgrow.pl
lgrow.pl
wokamid.pl
przytoczna.naszgok.pl
spwierzbno31.edupage.org
przedszkoleprzytoczna.edupage.org

Do góry

Ta strona wykorzystuje pliki cookie. Dowiedz się więcej

Paraphrasing shakespeare

questi

Skip to main content

NYU Scholars Logo


  • Help & FAQ

Paraphrasing for style

Wei Xu, Alan Ritter, William B. Dolan, Ralph Grishman , Colin Cherry

  • Computer Science

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

We present initial investigation into the task of paraphrasing language while targeting a particular writing style. The plays of William Shakespeare and their modern translations are used as a testbed for evaluating paraphrase systems targeting a specific style of writing. We show that even with a relatively small amount of parallel training data, it is possible to learn paraphrase models which capture stylistic phenomena, and these models outperform baselines based on dictionaries and out-of-domain parallel text. In addition we present an initial investigation into automatic evaluation metrics for paraphrasing writing style. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work to investigate the task of paraphrasing text with the goal of targeting a specific style of writing.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers
Pages2899-2914
Number of pages16
StatePublished – 2012
Event 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2012 – Mumbai, India
Duration: Dec 8 2012Dec 15 2012

Other

Other24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2012
CountryIndia
CityMumbai
Period12/8/1212/15/12

Fingerprint


Glossaries


Testbeds


dictionary


Paraphrasing


Writing Style


language


evaluation


Paraphrase


William Shakespeare


Parallel Texts


Evaluation


Dictionary


Modern Translation


Language

Keywords

  • Paraphrase
  • Writing Style

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

Cite this

  • Apa
  • Standard
  • Harvard
  • Vancouver
  • Author
  • BIBTEX
  • RIS
Xu, W., Ritter, A., Dolan, W. B. , Grishman, R. , & Cherry, C. (2012). Paraphrasing for style . In 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers (pp. 2899-2914)

Paraphrasing for style. / Xu, Wei; Ritter, Alan; Dolan, William B. ; Grishman, Ralph ; Cherry, Colin.

24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers. 2012. p. 2899-2914.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Xu, W, Ritter, A, Dolan, WB , Grishman, R & Cherry, C 2012, Paraphrasing for style . in 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers. pp. 2899-2914, 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2012, Mumbai, India, 12/8/12.

Xu W, Ritter A, Dolan WB , Grishman R , Cherry C. Paraphrasing for style . In 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers. 2012. p. 2899-2914.

Xu, Wei ; Ritter, Alan ; Dolan, William B. ; Grishman, Ralph ; Cherry, Colin. / Paraphrasing for style . 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers. 2012. pp. 2899-2914

@inproceedingscbbb56af16934e04b8a8fa14ac607e4e,
title = “Paraphrasing for style”,
abstract = “We present initial investigation into the task of paraphrasing language while targeting a particular writing style. The plays of William Shakespeare and their modern translations are used as a testbed for evaluating paraphrase systems targeting a specific style of writing. We show that even with a relatively small amount of parallel training data, it is possible to learn paraphrase models which capture stylistic phenomena, and these models outperform baselines based on dictionaries and out-of-domain parallel text. In addition we present an initial investigation into automatic evaluation metrics for paraphrasing writing style. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work to investigate the task of paraphrasing text with the goal of targeting a specific style of writing.”,
keywords = “Paraphrase, Writing Style”,
author = “Wei Xu and Alan Ritter and Dolan, William B. and Ralph Grishman and Colin Cherry”,
year = “2012”,
language = “English (US)”,
pages = “2899–2914”,
booktitle = “24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers”,

TY – GEN

T1 – Paraphrasing for style

AU – Xu,Wei

AU – Ritter,Alan

AU – Dolan,William B.

AU – Grishman,Ralph

AU – Cherry,Colin

PY – 2012

Y1 – 2012

N2 – We present initial investigation into the task of paraphrasing language while targeting a particular writing style. The plays of William Shakespeare and their modern translations are used as a testbed for evaluating paraphrase systems targeting a specific style of writing. We show that even with a relatively small amount of parallel training data, it is possible to learn paraphrase models which capture stylistic phenomena, and these models outperform baselines based on dictionaries and out-of-domain parallel text. In addition we present an initial investigation into automatic evaluation metrics for paraphrasing writing style. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work to investigate the task of paraphrasing text with the goal of targeting a specific style of writing.

AB – We present initial investigation into the task of paraphrasing language while targeting a particular writing style. The plays of William Shakespeare and their modern translations are used as a testbed for evaluating paraphrase systems targeting a specific style of writing. We show that even with a relatively small amount of parallel training data, it is possible to learn paraphrase models which capture stylistic phenomena, and these models outperform baselines based on dictionaries and out-of-domain parallel text. In addition we present an initial investigation into automatic evaluation metrics for paraphrasing writing style. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work to investigate the task of paraphrasing text with the goal of targeting a specific style of writing.

KW – Paraphrase

KW – Writing Style

UR – http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84876800061&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR – http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84876800061&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 – Conference contribution

SP – 2899

EP – 2914

BT – 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics – Proceedings of COLING 2012: Technical Papers

ER –

Access to Document

  • Link to publication in Scopus
  • Link to citation list in Scopus

The Life and Death of Julius Caesar

Shakespeare homepage
| Julius Caesar
| Entire play

ACT I

SCENE I. Rome. A street.

Enter FLAVIUS, MARULLUS, and certain Commoners

FLAVIUS

Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home:
Is this a holiday? what! know you not,
Being mechanical, you ought not walk
Upon a labouring day without the sign
Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou?

First Commoner

Why, sir, a carpenter.

MARULLUS

Where is thy leather apron and thy rule?
What dost thou with thy best apparel on?
You, sir, what trade are you?

Second Commoner

Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but,
as you would say, a cobbler.

MARULLUS

But what trade art thou? answer me directly.

Second Commoner

A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe
conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles.

MARULLUS

What trade, thou knave? thou naughty knave, what trade?

Second Commoner

Nay, I beseech you, sir, be not out with me: yet,
if you be out, sir, I can mend you.

MARULLUS

What meanest thou by that? mend me, thou saucy fellow!

Second Commoner

Why, sir, cobble you.

FLAVIUS

Thou art a cobbler, art thou?

Second Commoner

Truly, sir, all that I live by is with the awl: I
meddle with no tradesman’s matters, nor women’s
matters, but with awl. I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon
to old shoes; when they are in great danger, I
recover them. As proper men as ever trod upon
neat’s leather have gone upon my handiwork.

FLAVIUS

But wherefore art not in thy shop today?
Why dost thou lead these men about the streets?

Second Commoner

Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself
into more work. But, indeed, sir, we make holiday,
to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph.

MARULLUS

Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
What tributaries follow him to Rome,
To grace in captive bonds his chariot-wheels?
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!
O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome,
Knew you not Pompey? Many a time and oft
Have you climb’d up to walls and battlements,
To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops,
Your infants in your arms, and there have sat
The livelong day, with patient expectation,
To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome:
And when you saw his chariot but appear,
Have you not made an universal shout,
That Tiber trembled underneath her banks,
To hear the replication of your sounds
Made in her concave shores?
And do you now put on your best attire?
And do you now cull out a holiday?
And do you now strew flowers in his way
That comes in triumph over Pompey’s blood? Be gone!
Run to your houses, fall upon your knees,
Pray to the gods to intermit the plague
That needs must light on this ingratitude.

FLAVIUS

Go, go, good countrymen, and, for this fault,
Assemble all the poor men of your sort;
Draw them to Tiber banks, and weep your tears
Into the channel, till the lowest stream
Do kiss the most exalted shores of all.

Exeunt all the Commoners

See whether their basest metal be not moved;
They vanish tongue-tied in their guiltiness.
Go you down that way towards the Capitol;

This way will I

disrobe the images,
If you do find them deck’d with ceremonies.

MARULLUS

May we do so?
You know it is the feast of Lupercal.

FLAVIUS

It is no matter; let no images
Be hung with Caesar’s trophies. I’ll about,
And drive away the vulgar from the streets:
So do you too, where you perceive them thick.
These growing feathers pluck’d from Caesar’s wing
Will make him fly an ordinary pitch,
Who else would soar above the view of men
And keep us all in servile fearfulness.

Exeunt

SCENE II. A public place.

Flourish. Enter CAESAR; ANTONY, for the course; CALPURNIA, PORTIA, DECIUS BRUTUS, CICERO, BRUTUS, CASSIUS, and CASCA; a great crowd following, among them a Soothsayer

CAESAR

Calpurnia!

CASCA

Peace, ho! Caesar speaks.

CAESAR

Calpurnia!

CALPURNIA

Here, my lord.

CAESAR

Stand you directly in Antonius’ way,
When he doth run his course. Antonius!

ANTONY

Caesar, my lord?

CAESAR

Forget not, in your speed, Antonius,
To touch Calpurnia; for our elders say,
The barren, touched in this holy chase,
Shake off their sterile curse.

ANTONY

I shall remember:
When Caesar says ‘do this,’ it is perform’d.

CAESAR

Set on; and leave no ceremony out.

Flourish

Soothsayer

Caesar!

CAESAR

Ha! who calls?

CASCA

Bid every noise be still: peace yet again!

CAESAR

Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music,
Cry ‘Caesar!’ Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear.

Soothsayer

Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR

What man is that?

BRUTUS

A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

CAESAR

Set him before me; let me see his face.

CASSIUS

Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.

CAESAR

What say’st thou to me now? speak once again.

Soothsayer

Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR

He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.

Sennet. Exeunt all except BRUTUS and CASSIUS

CASSIUS

Will you go see the order of the course?

BRUTUS

Not I.

CASSIUS

I pray you, do.

BRUTUS

I am not gamesome: I do lack some part
Of that quick spirit that is in Antony.
Let me not hinder, Cassius, your desires;
I’ll leave you.

CASSIUS

Brutus, I do observe you now of late:
I have not from your eyes that gentleness
And show of love as I was wont to have:
You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand
Over your friend that loves you.

BRUTUS

Cassius,
Be not deceived: if I have veil’d my look,
I turn the trouble of my countenance
Merely upon myself. Vexed I am
Of late with passions of some difference,
Conceptions only proper to myself,
Which give some soil perhaps to my behaviors;
But let not therefore my good friends be grieved–
Among which number, Cassius, be you one–
Nor construe any further my neglect,
Than that poor Brutus, with himself at war,
Forgets the shows of love to other men.

CASSIUS

Then, Brutus, I have much mistook your passion;
By means whereof this breast of mine hath buried
Thoughts of great value, worthy cogitations.
Tell me, good Brutus, can you see your face?

BRUTUS

No, Cassius; for the eye sees not itself,
But by reflection, by some other things.

CASSIUS

‘Tis just:
And it is very much lamented, Brutus,
That you have no such mirrors as will turn
Your hidden worthiness into your eye,
That you might see your shadow. I have heard,
Where many of the best respect in Rome,
Except immortal Caesar, speaking of Brutus
And groaning underneath this age’s yoke,
Have wish’d that noble Brutus had his eyes.

BRUTUS

Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius,
That you would have me seek into myself
For that which is not in me?

CASSIUS

Therefore, good Brutus, be prepared to hear:
And since you know you cannot see yourself
So well as by reflection, I, your glass,
Will modestly discover to yourself
That of yourself which you yet know not of.
And be not jealous on me, gentle Brutus:
Were I a common laugher, or did use
To stale with ordinary oaths my love
To every new protester; if you know
That I do fawn on men and hug them hard
And after scandal them, or if you know
That I profess myself in banqueting
To all the rout, then hold me dangerous.

Flourish, and shout

BRUTUS

What means this shouting? I do fear, the people
Choose Caesar for their king.

CASSIUS

Ay, do you fear it?
Then must I think you would not have it so.

BRUTUS

I would not, Cassius; yet I love him well.
But wherefore do you hold me here so long?
What is it that you would impart to me?
If it be aught toward the general good,
Set honour in one eye and death i’ the other,
And I will look on both indifferently,
For let the gods so speed me as I love
The name of honour more than I fear death.

CASSIUS

I know that virtue to be in you, Brutus,
As well as I do know your outward favour.
Well, honour is the subject of my story.
I cannot tell what you and other men
Think of this life; but, for my single self,
I had as lief not be as live to be
In awe of such a thing as I myself.
I was born free as Caesar; so were you:
We both have fed as well, and we can both
Endure the winter’s cold as well as he:
For once, upon a raw and gusty day,
The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores,
Caesar said to me ‘Darest thou, Cassius, now
Leap in with me into this angry flood,
And swim to yonder point?’ Upon the word,
Accoutred as I was, I plunged in
And bade him follow; so indeed he did.
The torrent roar’d, and we did buffet it
With lusty sinews, throwing it aside
And stemming it with hearts of controversy;
But ere we could arrive the point proposed,
Caesar cried ‘Help me, Cassius, or I sink!’
I, as Aeneas, our great ancestor,
Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder
The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber
Did I the tired Caesar. And this man
Is now become a god, and Cassius is
A wretched creature and must bend his body,
If Caesar carelessly but nod on him.
He had a fever when he was in Spain,
And when the fit was on him, I did mark
How he did shake: ’tis true, this god did shake;
His coward lips did from their colour fly,
And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world
Did lose his lustre: I did hear him groan:
Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans
Mark him and write his speeches in their books,
Alas, it cried ‘Give me some drink, Titinius,’
As a sick girl. Ye gods, it doth amaze me
A man of such a feeble temper should
So get the start of the majestic world
And bear the palm alone.

Shout. Flourish

BRUTUS

Another general shout!
I do believe that these applauses are
For some new honours that are heap’d on Caesar.

CASSIUS

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonourable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that ‘Caesar’?
Why should that name be sounded more than yours?
Write them together, yours is as fair a name;
Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well;
Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with ’em,
Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.
Now, in the names of all the gods at once,
Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed,
That he is grown so great? Age, thou art shamed!
Rome, thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods!
When went there by an age, since the great flood,
But it was famed with more than with one man?
When could they say till now, that talk’d of Rome,
That her wide walls encompass’d but one man?
Now is it Rome indeed and room enough,
When there is in it but one only man.
O, you and I have heard our fathers say,
There was a Brutus once that would have brook’d
The eternal devil to keep his state in Rome
As easily as a king.

BRUTUS

That you do love me, I am nothing jealous;
What you would work me to, I have some aim:
How I have thought of this and of these times,
I shall recount hereafter; for this present,
I would not, so with love I might entreat you,
Be any further moved. What you have said
I will consider; what you have to say
I will with patience hear, and find a time
Both meet to hear and answer such high things.
Till then, my noble friend, chew upon this:
Brutus had rather be a villager
Than to repute himself a son of Rome
Under these hard conditions as this time
Is like to lay upon us.

CASSIUS

I am glad that my weak words
Have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus.

BRUTUS

The games are done and Caesar is returning.

CASSIUS

As they pass by, pluck Casca by the sleeve;
And he will, after his sour fashion, tell you
What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.

Re-enter CAESAR and his Train

BRUTUS

I will do so. But, look you, Cassius,
The angry spot doth glow on Caesar’s brow,
And all the rest look like a chidden train:
Calpurnia’s cheek is pale; and Cicero
Looks with such ferret and such fiery eyes
As we have seen him in the Capitol,
Being cross’d in conference by some senators.

CASSIUS

Casca will tell us what the matter is.

CAESAR

Antonius!

ANTONY

Caesar?

CAESAR

Let me have men about me that are fat;
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o’ nights:
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;
He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

ANTONY

Fear him not, Caesar; he’s not dangerous;
He is a noble Roman and well given.

CAESAR

Would he were fatter! But I fear him not:
Yet if my name were liable to fear,
I do not know the man I should avoid
So soon as that spare Cassius. He reads much;
He is a great observer and he looks
Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays,
As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music;
Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort
As if he mock’d himself and scorn’d his spirit
That could be moved to smile at any thing.
Such men as he be never at heart’s ease
Whiles they behold a greater than themselves,
And therefore are they very dangerous.
I rather tell thee what is to be fear’d
Than what I fear; for always I am Caesar.
Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf,
And tell me truly what thou think’st of him.

Sennet. Exeunt CAESAR and all his Train, but CASCA

CASCA

You pull’d me by the cloak; would you speak with me?

BRUTUS

Ay, Casca; tell us what hath chanced to-day,
That Caesar looks so sad.

CASCA

Why, you were with him, were you not?

BRUTUS

I should not then ask Casca what had chanced.

CASCA

Why, there was a crown offered him: and being
offered him, he put it by with the back of his hand,
thus; and then the people fell a-shouting.

BRUTUS

What was the second noise for?

CASCA

Why, for that too.

CASSIUS

They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for?

CASCA

Why, for that too.

BRUTUS

Was the crown offered him thrice?

CASCA

Ay, marry, was’t, and he put it by thrice, every
time gentler than other, and at every putting-by
mine honest neighbours shouted.

CASSIUS

Who offered him the crown?

CASCA

Why, Antony.

BRUTUS

Tell us the manner of it, gentle Casca.

CASCA

I can as well be hanged as tell the manner of it:
it was mere foolery; I did not mark it. I saw Mark
Antony offer him a crown;–yet ’twas not a crown
neither, ’twas one of these coronets;–and, as I told
you, he put it by once: but, for all that, to my
thinking, he would fain have had it. Then he
offered it to him again; then he put it by again:
but, to my thinking, he was very loath to lay his
fingers off it. And then he offered it the third
time; he put it the third time by: and still as he
refused it, the rabblement hooted and clapped their
chapped hands and threw up their sweaty night-caps
and uttered such a deal of stinking breath because
Caesar refused the crown that it had almost choked
Caesar; for he swounded and fell down at it: and
for mine own part, I durst not laugh, for fear of
opening my lips and receiving the bad air.

CASSIUS

But, soft, I pray you: what, did Caesar swound?

CASCA

He fell down in the market-place, and foamed at
mouth, and was speechless.

BRUTUS

‘Tis very like: he hath the failing sickness.

CASSIUS

No, Caesar hath it not; but you and I,
And honest Casca, we have the falling sickness.

CASCA

I know not what you mean by that; but, I am sure,
Caesar fell down. If the tag-rag people did not
clap him and hiss him, according as he pleased and
displeased them, as they use to do the players in
the theatre, I am no true man.

BRUTUS

What said he when he came unto himself?

CASCA

Marry, before he fell down, when he perceived the
common herd was glad he refused the crown, he
plucked me ope his doublet and offered them his
throat to cut. An I had been a man of any
occupation, if I would not have taken him at a word,
I would I might go to hell among the rogues. And so
he fell. When he came to himself again, he said,
If he had done or said any thing amiss, he desired
their worships to think it was his infirmity. Three
or four wenches, where I stood, cried ‘Alas, good
soul!’ and forgave him with all their hearts: but
there’s no heed to be taken of them; if Caesar had
stabbed their mothers, they would have done no less.

BRUTUS

And after that, he came, thus sad, away?

CASCA

Ay.

CASSIUS

Did Cicero say any thing?

CASCA

Ay, he spoke Greek.

CASSIUS

To what effect?

CASCA

Nay, an I tell you that, Ill ne’er look you i’ the
face again: but those that understood him smiled at
one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own
part, it was Greek to me. I could tell you more
news too: Marullus and Flavius, for pulling scarfs
off Caesar’s images, are put to silence. Fare you
well. There was more foolery yet, if I could
remember it.

CASSIUS

Will you sup with me to-night, Casca?

CASCA

No, I am promised forth.

CASSIUS

Will you dine with me to-morrow?

CASCA

Ay, if I be alive and your mind hold and your dinner
worth the eating.

CASSIUS

Good: I will expect you.

CASCA

Do so. Farewell, both.

Exit

BRUTUS

What a blunt fellow is this grown to be!
He was quick mettle when he went to school.

CASSIUS

So is he now in execution
Of any bold or noble enterprise,
However he puts on this tardy form.
This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit,
Which gives men stomach to digest his words
With better appetite.

BRUTUS

And so it is. For this time I will leave you:
To-morrow, if you please to speak with me,
I will come home to you; or, if you will,
Come home to me, and I will wait for you.

CASSIUS

I will do so: till then, think of the world.

Exit BRUTUS

Well, Brutus, thou art noble; yet, I see,
Thy honourable metal may be wrought
From that it is disposed: therefore it is meet
That noble minds keep ever with their likes;
For who so firm that cannot be seduced?
Caesar doth bear me hard; but he loves Brutus:
If I were Brutus now and he were Cassius,
He should not humour me. I will this night,
In several hands, in at his windows throw,
As if they came from several citizens,
Writings all tending to the great opinion
That Rome holds of his name; wherein obscurely
Caesar’s ambition shall be glanced at:
And after this let Caesar seat him sure;
For we will shake him, or worse days endure.

Exit

SCENE III. The same. A street.

Thunder and lightning. Enter from opposite sides, CASCA, with his sword drawn, and CICERO

CICERO

Good even, Casca: brought you Caesar home?
Why are you breathless? and why stare you so?

CASCA

Are not you moved, when all the sway of earth
Shakes like a thing unfirm? O Cicero,
I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds
Have rived the knotty oaks, and I have seen
The ambitious ocean swell and rage and foam,
To be exalted with the threatening clouds:
But never till to-night, never till now,
Did I go through a tempest dropping fire.
Either there is a civil strife in heaven,
Or else the world, too saucy with the gods,
Incenses them to send destruction.

CICERO

Why, saw you any thing more wonderful?

CASCA

A common slave–you know him well by sight–
Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn
Like twenty torches join’d, and yet his hand,
Not sensible of fire, remain’d unscorch’d.
Besides–I ha’ not since put up my sword–
Against the Capitol I met a lion,
Who glared upon me, and went surly by,
Without annoying me: and there were drawn
Upon a heap a hundred ghastly women,
Transformed with their fear; who swore they saw
Men all in fire walk up and down the streets.
And yesterday the bird of night did sit
Even at noon-day upon the market-place,
Hooting and shrieking. When these prodigies
Do so conjointly meet, let not men say
‘These are their reasons; they are natural;’
For, I believe, they are portentous things
Unto the climate that they point upon.

CICERO

Indeed, it is a strange-disposed time:
But men may construe things after their fashion,
Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.
Come Caesar to the Capitol to-morrow?

CASCA

He doth; for he did bid Antonius
Send word to you he would be there to-morrow.

CICERO

Good night then, Casca: this disturbed sky
Is not to walk in.

CASCA

Farewell, Cicero.

Exit CICERO

Enter CASSIUS

CASSIUS

Who’s there?

CASCA

A Roman.

CASSIUS

Casca, by your voice.

CASCA

Your ear is good. Cassius, what night is this!

CASSIUS

A very pleasing night to honest men.

CASCA

Who ever knew the heavens menace so?

CASSIUS

Those that have known the earth so full of faults.
For my part, I have walk’d about the streets,
Submitting me unto the perilous night,
And, thus unbraced, Casca, as you see,
Have bared my bosom to the thunder-stone;
And when the cross blue lightning seem’d to open
The breast of heaven, I did present myself
Even in the aim and very flash of it.

CASCA

But wherefore did you so much tempt the heavens?
It is the part of men to fear and tremble,
When the most mighty gods by tokens send
Such dreadful heralds to astonish us.

CASSIUS

You are dull, Casca, and those sparks of life
That should be in a Roman you do want,
Or else you use not. You look pale and gaze
And put on fear and cast yourself in wonder,
To see the strange impatience of the heavens:
But if you would consider the true cause
Why all these fires, why all these gliding ghosts,
Why birds and beasts from quality and kind,
Why old men fool and children calculate,
Why all these things change from their ordinance
Their natures and preformed faculties
To monstrous quality,–why, you shall find
That heaven hath infused them with these spirits,
To make them instruments of fear and warning
Unto some monstrous state.
Now could I, Casca, name to thee a man
Most like this dreadful night,
That thunders, lightens, opens graves, and roars
As doth the lion in the Capitol,
A man no mightier than thyself or me
In personal action, yet prodigious grown
And fearful, as these strange eruptions are.

CASCA

‘Tis Caesar that you mean; is it not, Cassius?

CASSIUS

Let it be who it is: for Romans now
Have thews and limbs like to their ancestors;
But, woe the while! our fathers’ minds are dead,
And we are govern’d with our mothers’ spirits;
Our yoke and sufferance show us womanish.

CASCA

Indeed, they say the senators tomorrow
Mean to establish Caesar as a king;
And he shall wear his crown by sea and land,
In every place, save here in Italy.

CASSIUS

I know where I will wear this dagger then;
Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius:
Therein, ye gods, you make the weak most strong;
Therein, ye gods, you tyrants do defeat:
Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit;
But life, being weary of these worldly bars,
Never lacks power to dismiss itself.
If I know this, know all the world besides,
That part of tyranny that I do bear
I can shake off at pleasure.

Thunder still

CASCA

So can I:
So every bondman in his own hand bears
The power to cancel his captivity.

CASSIUS

And why should Caesar be a tyrant then?
Poor man! I know he would not be a wolf,
But that he sees the Romans are but sheep:
He were no lion, were not Romans hinds.
Those that with haste will make a mighty fire
Begin it with weak straws: what trash is Rome,
What rubbish and what offal, when it serves
For the base matter to illuminate
So vile a thing as Caesar! But, O grief,
Where hast thou led me? I perhaps speak this
Before a willing bondman; then I know
My answer must be made. But I am arm’d,
And dangers are to me indifferent.

CASCA

You speak to Casca, and to such a man
That is no fleering tell-tale. Hold, my hand:
Be factious for redress of all these griefs,
And I will set this foot of mine as far
As who goes farthest.

CASSIUS

There’s a bargain made.
Now know you, Casca, I have moved already
Some certain of the noblest-minded Romans
To undergo with me an enterprise
Of honourable-dangerous consequence;
And I do know, by this, they stay for me
In Pompey’s porch: for now, this fearful night,
There is no stir or walking in the streets;
And the complexion of the element
In favour’s like the work we have in hand,
Most bloody, fiery, and most terrible.

CASCA

Stand close awhile, for here comes one in haste.

CASSIUS

‘Tis Cinna; I do know him by his gait;
He is a friend.

Enter CINNA

Cinna, where haste you so?

CINNA

To find out you. Who’s that? Metellus Cimber?

CASSIUS

No, it is Casca; one incorporate
To our attempts. Am I not stay’d for, Cinna?

CINNA

I am glad on ‘t. What a fearful night is this!
There’s two or three of us have seen strange sights.

CASSIUS

Am I not stay’d for? tell me.

CINNA

Yes, you are.
O Cassius, if you could
But win the noble Brutus to our party–

CASSIUS

Be you content: good Cinna, take this paper,
And look you lay it in the praetor’s chair,
Where Brutus may but find it; and throw this
In at his window; set this up with wax
Upon old Brutus’ statue: all this done,
Repair to Pompey’s porch, where you shall find us.
Is Decius Brutus and Trebonius there?

CINNA

All but Metellus Cimber; and he’s gone
To seek you at your house. Well, I will hie,
And so bestow these papers as you bade me.

CASSIUS

That done, repair to Pompey’s theatre.

Exit CINNA

Come, Casca, you and I will yet ere day
See Brutus at his house: three parts of him
Is ours already, and the man entire
Upon the next encounter yields him ours.

CASCA

O, he sits high in all the people’s hearts:
And that which would appear offence in us,
His countenance, like richest alchemy,
Will change to virtue and to worthiness.

CASSIUS

Him and his worth and our great need of him
You have right well conceited. Let us go,
For it is after midnight; and ere day
We will awake him and be sure of him.

Exeunt

ACT II

SCENE I. Rome. BRUTUS’s orchard.

Enter BRUTUS

BRUTUS

What, Lucius, ho!
I cannot, by the progress of the stars,
Give guess how near to day. Lucius, I say!
I would it were my fault to sleep so soundly.
When, Lucius, when? awake, I say! what, Lucius!

Enter LUCIUS

LUCIUS

Call’d you, my lord?

BRUTUS

Get me a taper in my study, Lucius:
When it is lighted, come and call me here.

LUCIUS

I will, my lord.

Exit

BRUTUS

It must be by his death: and for my part,
I know no personal cause to spurn at him,
But for the general. He would be crown’d:
How that might change his nature, there’s the question.
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder;
And that craves wary walking. Crown him?–that;–
And then, I grant, we put a sting in him,
That at his will he may do danger with.
The abuse of greatness is, when it disjoins
Remorse from power: and, to speak truth of Caesar,
I have not known when his affections sway’d
More than his reason. But ’tis a common proof,
That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder,
Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round.
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend. So Caesar may.
Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel
Will bear no colour for the thing he is,
Fashion it thus; that what he is, augmented,
Would run to these and these extremities:
And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg
Which, hatch’d, would, as his kind, grow mischievous,
And kill him in the shell.

Re-enter LUCIUS

LUCIUS

The taper burneth in your closet, sir.
Searching the window for a flint, I found
This paper, thus seal’d up; and, I am sure,
It did not lie there when I went to bed.

Gives him the letter

BRUTUS

Get you to bed again; it is not day.
Is not to-morrow, boy, the ides of March?

LUCIUS

I know not, sir.

BRUTUS

Look in the calendar, and bring me word.

LUCIUS

I will, sir.

Exit

BRUTUS

The exhalations whizzing in the air
Give so much light that I may read by them.

Opens the letter and reads

‘Brutus, thou sleep’st: awake, and see thyself.
Shall Rome, & c. Speak, strike, redress!
Brutus, thou sleep’st: awake!’
Such instigations have been often dropp’d
Where I have took them up.
‘Shall Rome, & c.’ Thus must I piece it out:
Shall Rome stand under one man’s awe? What, Rome?
My ancestors did from the streets of Rome
The Tarquin drive, when he was call’d a king.
‘Speak, strike, redress!’ Am I entreated
To speak and strike? O Rome, I make thee promise:
If the redress will follow, thou receivest
Thy full petition at the hand of Brutus!

Re-enter LUCIUS

LUCIUS

Sir, March is wasted fourteen days.

Knocking within

BRUTUS

‘Tis good. Go to the gate; somebody knocks.

Exit LUCIUS

Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar,
I have not slept.
Between the acting of a dreadful thing
And the first motion, all the interim is
Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream:
The Genius and the mortal instruments
Are then in council; and the state of man,
Like to a little kingdom, suffers then
The nature of an insurrection.

Re-enter LUCIUS

LUCIUS

Sir, ’tis your brother Cassius at the door,
Who doth desire to see you.

BRUTUS

Is he alone?

LUCIUS

No, sir, there are moe with him.

BRUTUS

Do you know them?

LUCIUS

No, sir; their hats are pluck’d about their ears,
And half their faces buried in their cloaks,
That by no means I may discover them
By any mark of favour.

BRUTUS

Let ’em enter.

Exit LUCIUS

They are the faction. O conspiracy,
Shamest thou to show thy dangerous brow by night,
When evils are most free? O, then by day
Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough
To mask thy monstrous visage? Seek none, conspiracy;
Hide it in smiles and affability:
For if thou path, thy native semblance on,
Not Erebus itself were dim enough
To hide thee from prevention.

Enter the conspirators, CASSIUS, CASCA, DECIUS BRUTUS, CINNA, METELLUS CIMBER, and TREBONIUS

CASSIUS

I think we are too bold upon your rest:
Good morrow, Brutus; do we trouble you?

BRUTUS

I have been up this hour, awake all night.
Know I these men that come along with you?

CASSIUS

Yes, every man of them, and no man here
But honours you; and every one doth wish
You had but that opinion of yourself
Which every noble Roman bears of you.
This is Trebonius.

BRUTUS

He is welcome hither.

CASSIUS

This, Decius Brutus.

BRUTUS

He is welcome too.

CASSIUS

This, Casca; this, Cinna; and this, Metellus Cimber.

BRUTUS

They are all welcome.
What watchful cares do interpose themselves
Betwixt your eyes and night?

CASSIUS

Shall I entreat a word?

BRUTUS and CASSIUS whisper

DECIUS BRUTUS

Here lies the east: doth not the day break here?

CASCA

No.

CINNA

O, pardon, sir, it doth; and yon gray lines
That fret the clouds are messengers of day.

CASCA

You shall confess that you are both deceived.
Here, as I point my sword, the sun arises,
Which is a great way growing on the south,
Weighing the youthful season of the year.
Some two months hence up higher toward the north
He first presents his fire; and the high east
Stands, as the Capitol, directly here.

BRUTUS

Give me your hands all over, one by one.

CASSIUS

And let us swear our resolution.

BRUTUS

No, not an oath: if not the face of men,
The sufferance of our souls, the time’s abuse,–
If these be motives weak, break off betimes,
And every man hence to his idle bed;
So let high-sighted tyranny range on,
Till each man drop by lottery. But if these,
As I am sure they do, bear fire enough
To kindle cowards and to steel with valour
The melting spirits of women, then, countrymen,
What need we any spur but our own cause,
To prick us to redress? what other bond
Than secret Romans, that have spoke the word,
And will not palter? and what other oath
Than honesty to honesty engaged,
That this shall be, or we will fall for it?
Swear priests and cowards and men cautelous,
Old feeble carrions and such suffering souls
That welcome wrongs; unto bad causes swear
Such creatures as men doubt; but do not stain
The even virtue of our enterprise,
Nor the insuppressive mettle of our spirits,
To think that or our cause or our performance
Did need an oath; when every drop of blood
That every Roman bears, and nobly bears,
Is guilty of a several bastardy,
If he do break the smallest particle
Of any promise that hath pass’d from him.

CASSIUS

But what of Cicero? shall we sound him?
I think he will stand very strong with us.

CASCA

Let us not leave him out.

CINNA

No, by no means.

METELLUS CIMBER

O, let us have him, for his silver hairs
Will purchase us a good opinion
And buy men’s voices to commend our deeds:
It shall be said, his judgment ruled our hands;
Our youths and wildness shall no whit appear,
But all be buried in his gravity.

BRUTUS

O, name him not: let us not break with him;
For he will never follow any thing
That other men begin.

CASSIUS

Then leave him out.

CASCA

Indeed he is not fit.

DECIUS BRUTUS

Shall no man else be touch’d but only Caesar?

CASSIUS

Decius, well urged: I think it is not meet,
Mark Antony, so well beloved of Caesar,
Should outlive Caesar: we shall find of him
A shrewd contriver; and, you know, his means,
If he improve them, may well stretch so far
As to annoy us all: which to prevent,
Let Antony and Caesar fall together.

BRUTUS

Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius,
To cut the head off and then hack the limbs,
Like wrath in death and envy afterwards;
For Antony is but a limb of Caesar:
Let us be sacrificers, but not butchers, Caius.
We all stand up against the spirit of Caesar;
And in the spirit of men there is no blood:
O, that we then could come by Caesar’s spirit,
And not dismember Caesar! But, alas,
Caesar must bleed for it! And, gentle friends,
Let’s kill him boldly, but not wrathfully;
Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods,
Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds:
And let our hearts, as subtle masters do,
Stir up their servants to an act of rage,
And after seem to chide ’em. This shall make
Our purpose necessary and not envious:
Which so appearing to the common eyes,
We shall be call’d purgers, not murderers.
And for Mark Antony, think not of him;
For he can do no more than Caesar’s arm
When Caesar’s head is off.

CASSIUS

Yet I fear him;
For in the ingrafted love he bears to Caesar–

BRUTUS

Alas, good Cassius, do not think of him:
If he love Caesar, all that he can do
Is to himself, take thought and die for Caesar:
And that were much he should; for he is given
To sports, to wildness and much company.

TREBONIUS

There is no fear in him; let him not die;
For he will live, and laugh at this hereafter.

Clock strikes

BRUTUS

Peace! count the clock.

CASSIUS

The clock hath stricken three.

TREBONIUS

‘Tis time to part.

CASSIUS

But it is doubtful yet,
Whether Caesar will come forth to-day, or no;
For he is superstitious grown of late,
Quite from the main opinion he held once
Of fantasy, of dreams and ceremonies:
It may be, these apparent prodigies,
The unaccustom’d terror of this night,
And the persuasion of his augurers,
May hold him from the Capitol to-day.

DECIUS BRUTUS

Never fear that: if he be so resolved,
I can o’ersway him; for he loves to hear
That unicorns may be betray’d with trees,
And bears with glasses, elephants with holes,
Lions with toils and men with flatterers;
But when I tell him he hates flatterers,
He says he does, being then most flattered.
Let me work;
For I can give his humour the true bent,
And I will bring him to the Capitol.

CASSIUS

Nay, we will all of us be there to fetch him.

BRUTUS

By the eighth hour: is that the uttermost?

CINNA

Be that the uttermost, and fail not then.

METELLUS CIMBER

Caius Ligarius doth bear Caesar hard,
Who rated him for speaking well of Pompey:
I wonder none of you have thought of him.

BRUTUS

Now, good Metellus, go along by him:
He loves me well, and I have given him reasons;
Send him but hither, and I’ll fashion him.

CASSIUS

The morning comes upon ‘s: we’ll leave you, Brutus.
And, friends, disperse yourselves; but all remember
What you have said, and show yourselves true Romans.

BRUTUS

Good gentlemen, look fresh and merrily;
Let not our looks put on our purposes,
But bear it as our Roman actors do,
With untired spirits and formal constancy:
And so good morrow to you every one.

Exeunt all but BRUTUS

Boy! Lucius! Fast asleep? It is no matter;
Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber:
Thou hast no figures nor no fantasies,
Which busy care draws in the brains of men;
Therefore thou sleep’st so sound.

Enter PORTIA

PORTIA

Brutus, my lord!

BRUTUS

Portia, what mean you? wherefore rise you now?
It is not for your health thus to commit
Your weak condition to the raw cold morning.

PORTIA

Nor for yours neither. You’ve ungently, Brutus,
Stole from my bed: and yesternight, at supper,
You suddenly arose, and walk’d about,
Musing and sighing, with your arms across,
And when I ask’d you what the matter was,
You stared upon me with ungentle looks;
I urged you further; then you scratch’d your head,
And too impatiently stamp’d with your foot;
Yet I insisted, yet you answer’d not,
But, with an angry wafture of your hand,
Gave sign for me to leave you: so I did;
Fearing to strengthen that impatience
Which seem’d too much enkindled, and withal
Hoping it was but an effect of humour,
Which sometime hath his hour with every man.
It will not let you eat, nor talk, nor sleep,
And could it work so much upon your shape
As it hath much prevail’d on your condition,
I should not know you, Brutus. Dear my lord,
Make me acquainted with your cause of grief.

BRUTUS

I am not well in health, and that is all.

PORTIA

Brutus is wise, and, were he not in health,
He would embrace the means to come by it.

BRUTUS

Why, so I do. Good Portia, go to bed.

PORTIA

Is Brutus sick? and is it physical
To walk unbraced and suck up the humours
Of the dank morning? What, is Brutus sick,
And will he steal out of his wholesome bed,
To dare the vile contagion of the night
And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air
To add unto his sickness? No, my Brutus;
You have some sick offence within your mind,
Which, by the right and virtue of my place,
I ought to know of: and, upon my knees,
I charm you, by my once-commended beauty,
By all your vows of love and that great vow
Which did incorporate and make us one,
That you unfold to me, yourself, your half,
Why you are heavy, and what men to-night
Have had to resort to you: for here have been
Some six or seven, who did hide their faces
Even from darkness.

BRUTUS

Kneel not, gentle Portia.

PORTIA

I should not need, if you were gentle Brutus.
Within the bond of marriage, tell me, Brutus,
Is it excepted I should know no secrets
That appertain to you? Am I yourself
But, as it were, in sort or limitation,
To keep with you at meals, comfort your bed,
And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs
Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,
Portia is Brutus’ harlot, not his wife.

BRUTUS

You are my true and honourable wife,
As dear to me as are the ruddy drops
That visit my sad heart

PORTIA

If this were true, then should I know this secret.
I grant I am a woman; but withal
A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife:
I grant I am a woman; but withal
A woman well-reputed, Cato’s daughter.
Think you I am no stronger than my sex,
Being so father’d and so husbanded?
Tell me your counsels, I will not disclose ’em:
I have made strong proof of my constancy,
Giving myself a voluntary wound
Here, in the thigh: can I bear that with patience.
And not my husband’s secrets?

BRUTUS

O ye gods,
Render me worthy of this noble wife!

Knocking within

Hark, hark! one knocks: Portia, go in awhile;
And by and by thy bosom shall partake
The secrets of my heart.
All my engagements I will construe to thee,
All the charactery of my sad brows:
Leave me with haste.

Exit PORTIA

Lucius, who’s that knocks?

Re-enter LUCIUS with LIGARIUS

LUCIUS

He is a sick man that would speak with you.

BRUTUS

Caius Ligarius, that Metellus spake of.
Boy, stand aside. Caius Ligarius! how?

LIGARIUS

Vouchsafe good morrow from a feeble tongue.

BRUTUS

O, what a time have you chose out, brave Caius,
To wear a kerchief! Would you were not sick!

LIGARIUS

I am not sick, if Brutus have in hand
Any exploit worthy the name of honour.

BRUTUS

Such an exploit have I in hand, Ligarius,
Had you a healthful ear to hear of it.

LIGARIUS

By all the gods that Romans bow before,
I here discard my sickness! Soul of Rome!
Brave son, derived from honourable loins!
Thou, like an exorcist, hast conjured up
My mortified spirit. Now bid me run,
And I will strive with things impossible;
Yea, get the better of them. What’s to do?

BRUTUS

A piece of work that will make sick men whole.

LIGARIUS

But are not some whole that we must make sick?

BRUTUS

That must we also. What it is, my Caius,
I shall unfold to thee, as we are going
To whom it must be done.

LIGARIUS

Set on your foot,
And with a heart new-fired I follow you,
To do I know not what: but it sufficeth
That Brutus leads me on.

BRUTUS

Follow me, then.

Exeunt

SCENE II. CAESAR’s house.

Thunder and lightning. Enter CAESAR, in his night-gown

CAESAR

Nor heaven nor earth have been at peace to-night:
Thrice hath Calpurnia in her sleep cried out,
‘Help, ho! they murder Caesar!’ Who’s within?

Enter a Servant

Servant

My lord?

CAESAR

Go bid the priests do present sacrifice
And bring me their opinions of success.

Servant

I will, my lord.

Exit

Enter CALPURNIA

CALPURNIA

What mean you, Caesar? think you to walk forth?
You shall not stir out of your house to-day.

CAESAR

Caesar shall forth: the things that threaten’d me
Ne’er look’d but on my back; when they shall see
The face of Caesar, they are vanished.

CALPURNIA

Caesar, I never stood on ceremonies,
Yet now they fright me. There is one within,
Besides the things that we have heard and seen,
Recounts most horrid sights seen by the watch.
A lioness hath whelped in the streets;
And graves have yawn’d, and yielded up their dead;
Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds,
In ranks and squadrons and right form of war,
Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol;
The noise of battle hurtled in the air,
Horses did neigh, and dying men did groan,
And ghosts did shriek and squeal about the streets.
O Caesar! these things are beyond all use,
And I do fear them.

CAESAR

What can be avoided
Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods?
Yet Caesar shall go forth; for these predictions
Are to the world in general as to Caesar.

CALPURNIA

When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.

CAESAR

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard.
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.

Re-enter Servant

What say the augurers?

Servant

They would not have you to stir forth to-day.
Plucking the entrails of an offering forth,
They could not find a heart within the beast.

CAESAR

The gods do this in shame of cowardice:
Caesar should be a beast without a heart,
If he should stay at home to-day for fear.
No, Caesar shall not: danger knows full well
That Caesar is more dangerous than he:
We are two lions litter’d in one day,
And I the elder and more terrible:
And Caesar shall go forth.

CALPURNIA

Alas, my lord,
Your wisdom is consumed in confidence.
Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear
That keeps you in the house, and not your own.
We’ll send Mark Antony to the senate-house:
And he shall say you are not well to-day:
Let me, upon my knee, prevail in this.

CAESAR

Mark Antony shall say I am not well,
And, for thy humour, I will stay at home.

Enter DECIUS BRUTUS

Here’s Decius Brutus, he shall tell them so.

DECIUS BRUTUS

Caesar, all hail! good morrow, worthy Caesar:
I come to fetch you to the senate-house.

CAESAR

And you are come in very happy time,
To bear my greeting to the senators
And tell them that I will not come to-day:
Cannot, is false, and that I dare not, falser:
I will not come to-day: tell them so, Decius.

CALPURNIA

Say he is sick.

CAESAR

Shall Caesar send a lie?
Have I in conquest stretch’d mine arm so far,
To be afraid to tell graybeards the truth?
Decius, go tell them Caesar will not come.

DECIUS BRUTUS

Most mighty Caesar, let me know some cause,
Lest I be laugh’d at when I tell them so.

CAESAR

The cause is in my will: I will not come;
That is enough to satisfy the senate.
But for your private satisfaction,
Because I love you, I will let you know:
Calpurnia here, my wife, stays me at home:
She dreamt to-night she saw my statua,
Which, like a fountain with an hundred spouts,
Did run pure blood: and many lusty Romans
Came smiling, and did bathe their hands in it:
And these does she apply for warnings, and portents,
And evils imminent; and on her knee
Hath begg’d that I will stay at home to-day.

DECIUS BRUTUS

This dream is all amiss interpreted;
It was a vision fair and fortunate:
Your statue spouting blood in many pipes,
In which so many smiling Romans bathed,
Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck
Reviving blood, and that great men shall press
For tinctures, stains, relics and cognizance.
This by Calpurnia’s dream is signified.

CAESAR

And this way have you well expounded it.

DECIUS BRUTUS

I have, when you have heard what I can say:
And know it now: the senate have concluded
To give this day a crown to mighty Caesar.
If you shall send them word you will not come,
Their minds may change. Besides, it were a mock
Apt to be render’d, for some one to say
‘Break up the senate till another time,
When Caesar’s wife shall meet with better dreams.’
If Caesar hide himself, shall they not whisper
‘Lo, Caesar is afraid’?
Pardon me, Caesar; for my dear dear love
To our proceeding bids me tell you this;
And reason to my love is liable.

CAESAR

How foolish do your fears seem now, Calpurnia!
I am ashamed I did yield to them.
Give me my robe, for I will go.

Enter PUBLIUS, BRUTUS, LIGARIUS, METELLUS, CASCA, TREBONIUS, and CINNA

And look where Publius is come to fetch me.

PUBLIUS

Good morrow, Caesar.

CAESAR

Welcome, Publius.
What, Brutus, are you stirr’d so early too?
Good morrow, Casca. Caius Ligarius,
Caesar was ne’er so much your enemy
As that same ague which hath made you lean.
What is ‘t o’clock?

BRUTUS

Caesar, ’tis strucken eight.

CAESAR

I thank you for your pains and courtesy.

Enter ANTONY

See! Antony, that revels long o’ nights,
Is notwithstanding up. Good morrow, Antony.

ANTONY

So to most noble Caesar.

CAESAR

Bid them prepare within:
I am to blame to be thus waited for.
Now, Cinna: now, Metellus: what, Trebonius!
I have an hour’s talk in store for you;
Remember that you call on me to-day:
Be near me, that I may remember you.

TREBONIUS

Caesar, I will:

Aside

and so near will I be,
That your best friends shall wish I had been further.

CAESAR

Good friends, go in, and taste some wine with me;
And we, like friends, will straightway go together.

BRUTUS

[Aside] That every like is not the same, O Caesar,
The heart of Brutus yearns to think upon!

Exeunt

SCENE III. A street near the Capitol.

Enter ARTEMIDORUS, reading a paper

ARTEMIDORUS

‘Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius;
come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna, trust not
Trebonius: mark well Metellus Cimber: Decius Brutus
loves thee not: thou hast wronged Caius Ligarius.
There is but one mind in all these men, and it is
bent against Caesar. If thou beest not immortal,
look about you: security gives way to conspiracy.
The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover,
‘ARTEMIDORUS.’
Here will I stand till Caesar pass along,
And as a suitor will I give him this.
My heart laments that virtue cannot live
Out of the teeth of emulation.
If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayst live;
If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.

Exit

SCENE IV. Another part of the same street, before the house of BRUTUS.

Enter PORTIA and LUCIUS

PORTIA

I prithee, boy, run to the senate-house;
Stay not to answer me, but get thee gone:
Why dost thou stay?

LUCIUS

To know my errand, madam.

PORTIA

I would have had thee there, and here again,
Ere I can tell thee what thou shouldst do there.
O constancy, be strong upon my side,
Set a huge mountain ‘tween my heart and tongue!
I have a man’s mind, but a woman’s might.
How hard it is for women to keep counsel!
Art thou here yet?

LUCIUS

Madam, what should I do?
Run to the Capitol, and nothing else?
And so return to you, and nothing else?

PORTIA

Yes, bring me word, boy, if thy lord look well,
For he went sickly forth: and take good note
What Caesar doth, what suitors press to him.
Hark, boy! what noise is that?

LUCIUS

I hear none, madam.

PORTIA

Prithee, listen well;
I heard a bustling rumour, like a fray,
And the wind brings it from the Capitol.

LUCIUS

Sooth, madam, I hear nothing.

Enter the Soothsayer

PORTIA

Come hither, fellow: which way hast thou been?

Soothsayer

At mine own house, good lady.

PORTIA

What is’t o’clock?

Soothsayer

About the ninth hour, lady.

PORTIA

Is Caesar yet gone to the Capitol?

Soothsayer

Madam, not yet: I go to take my stand,
To see him pass on to the Capitol.

PORTIA

Thou hast some suit to Caesar, hast thou not?

Soothsayer

That I have, lady: if it will please Caesar
To be so good to Caesar as to hear me,
I shall beseech him to befriend himself.

PORTIA

Why, know’st thou any harm’s intended towards him?

Soothsayer

None that I know will be, much that I fear may chance.
Good morrow to you. Here the street is narrow:
The throng that follows Caesar at the heels,
Of senators, of praetors, common suitors,
Will crowd a feeble man almost to death:
I’ll get me to a place more void, and there
Speak to great Caesar as he comes along.

Exit

PORTIA

I must go in. Ay me, how weak a thing
The heart of woman is! O Brutus,
The heavens speed thee in thine enterprise!
Sure, the boy heard me: Brutus hath a suit
That Caesar will not grant. O, I grow faint.
Run, Lucius, and commend me to my lord;
Say I am merry: come to me again,
And bring me word what he doth say to thee.

Exeunt severally

ACT III

SCENE I. Rome. Before the Capitol; the Senate sitting above.

A crowd of people; among them ARTEMIDORUS and the Soothsayer. Flourish. Enter CAESAR, BRUTUS, CASSIUS, CASCA, DECIUS BRUTUS, METELLUS CIMBER, TREBONIUS, CINNA, ANTONY, LEPIDUS, POPILIUS, PUBLIUS, and others

CAESAR

[To the Soothsayer] The ides of March are come.

Soothsayer

Ay, Caesar; but not gone.

ARTEMIDORUS

Hail, Caesar! read this schedule.

DECIUS BRUTUS

Trebonius doth desire you to o’erread,
At your best leisure, this his humble suit.

ARTEMIDORUS

O Caesar, read mine first; for mine’s a suit
That touches Caesar nearer: read it, great Caesar.

CAESAR

What touches us ourself shall be last served.

ARTEMIDORUS

Delay not, Caesar; read it instantly.

CAESAR

What, is the fellow mad?

PUBLIUS

Sirrah, give place.

CASSIUS

What, urge you your petitions in the street?
Come to the Capitol.

CAESAR goes up to the Senate-House, the rest following

POPILIUS

I wish your enterprise to-day may thrive.

CASSIUS

What enterprise, Popilius?

POPILIUS

Fare you well.

Advances to CAESAR

BRUTUS

What said Popilius Lena?

CASSIUS

He wish’d to-day our enterprise might thrive.
I fear our purpose is discovered.

BRUTUS

Look, how he makes to Caesar; mark him.

CASSIUS

Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention.
Brutus, what shall be done? If this be known,
Cassius or Caesar never shall turn back,
For I will slay myself.

BRUTUS

Cassius, be constant:
Popilius Lena speaks not of our purposes;
For, look, he smiles, and Caesar doth not change.

CASSIUS

Trebonius knows his time; for, look you, Brutus.
He draws Mark Antony out of the way.

Exeunt ANTONY and TREBONIUS

DECIUS BRUTUS

Where is Metellus Cimber? Let him go,
And presently prefer his suit to Caesar.

BRUTUS

He is address’d: press near and second him.

CINNA

Casca, you are the first that rears your hand.

CAESAR

Are we all ready? What is now amiss
That Caesar and his senate must redress?

METELLUS CIMBER

Most high, most mighty, and most puissant Caesar,
Metellus Cimber throws before thy seat
An humble heart,–

Kneeling

CAESAR

I must prevent thee, Cimber.
These couchings and these lowly courtesies
Might fire the blood of ordinary men,
And turn pre-ordinance and first decree
Into the law of children. Be not fond,
To think that Caesar bears such rebel blood
That will be thaw’d from the true quality
With that which melteth fools; I mean, sweet words,
Low-crooked court’sies and base spaniel-fawning.
Thy brother by decree is banished:
If thou dost bend and pray and fawn for him,
I spurn thee like a cur out of my way.
Know, Caesar doth not wrong, nor without cause
Will he be satisfied.

METELLUS CIMBER

Is there no voice more worthy than my own
To sound more sweetly in great Caesar’s ear
For the repealing of my banish’d brother?

BRUTUS

I kiss thy hand, but not in flattery, Caesar;
Desiring thee that Publius Cimber may
Have an immediate freedom of repeal.

CAESAR

What, Brutus!

CASSIUS

Pardon, Caesar; Caesar, pardon:
As low as to thy foot doth Cassius fall,
To beg enfranchisement for Publius Cimber.

CASSIUS

I could be well moved, if I were as you:
If I could pray to move, prayers would move me:
But I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fix’d and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament.
The skies are painted with unnumber’d sparks,
They are all fire and every one doth shine,
But there’s but one in all doth hold his place:
So in the world; ’tis furnish’d well with men,
And men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive;
Yet in the number I do know but one
That unassailable holds on his rank,
Unshaked of motion: and that I am he,
Let me a little show it, even in this;
That I was constant Cimber should be banish’d,
And constant do remain to keep him so.

CINNA

O Caesar,–

CAESAR

Hence! wilt thou lift up Olympus?

DECIUS BRUTUS

Great Caesar,–

CAESAR

Doth not Brutus bootless kneel?

CASCA

Speak, hands for me!

CASCA first, then the other Conspirators and BRUTUS stab CAESAR

CAESAR

Et tu, Brute! Then fall, Caesar.

Dies

CINNA

Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!
Run hence, proclaim, cry it about the streets.

CASSIUS

Some to the common pulpits, and cry out
‘Liberty, freedom, and enfranchisement!’

BRUTUS

People and senators, be not affrighted;
Fly not; stand stiff: ambition’s debt is paid.

CASCA

Go to the pulpit, Brutus.

DECIUS BRUTUS

And Cassius too.

BRUTUS

Where’s Publius?

CINNA

Here, quite confounded with this mutiny.

METELLUS CIMBER

Stand fast together, lest some friend of Caesar’s
Should chance–

BRUTUS

Talk not of standing. Publius, good cheer;
There is no harm intended to your person,
Nor to no Roman else: so tell them, Publius.

CASSIUS

And leave us, Publius; lest that the people,
Rushing on us, should do your age some mischief.

BRUTUS

Do so: and let no man abide this deed,
But we the doers.

Re-enter TREBONIUS

CASSIUS

Where is Antony?

TREBONIUS

Fled to his house amazed:
Men, wives and children stare, cry out and run
As it were doomsday.

BRUTUS

Fates, we will know your pleasures:
That we shall die, we know; ’tis but the time
And drawing days out, that men stand upon.

CASSIUS

Why, he that cuts off twenty years of life
Cuts off so many years of fearing death.

BRUTUS

Grant that, and then is death a benefit:
So are we Caesar’s friends, that have abridged
His time of fearing death. Stoop, Romans, stoop,
And let us bathe our hands in Caesar’s blood
Up to the elbows, and besmear our swords:
Then walk we forth, even to the market-place,
And, waving our red weapons o’er our heads,
Let’s all cry ‘Peace, freedom and liberty!’

CASSIUS

Stoop, then, and wash. How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over
In states unborn and accents yet unknown!

BRUTUS

How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport,
That now on Pompey’s basis lies along
No worthier than the dust!

CASSIUS

So oft as that shall be,
So often shall the knot of us be call’d
The men that gave their country liberty.

DECIUS BRUTUS

What, shall we forth?

CASSIUS

Ay, every man away:
Brutus shall lead; and we will grace his heels
With the most boldest and best hearts of Rome.

Enter a Servant

BRUTUS

Soft! who comes here? A friend of Antony’s.

Servant

Thus, Brutus, did my master bid me kneel:
Thus did Mark Antony bid me fall down;
And, being prostrate, thus he bade me say:
Brutus is noble, wise, valiant, and honest;
Caesar was mighty, bold, royal, and loving:
Say I love Brutus, and I honour him;
Say I fear’d Caesar, honour’d him and loved him.
If Brutus will vouchsafe that Antony
May safely come to him, and be resolved
How Caesar hath deserved to lie in death,
Mark Antony shall not love Caesar dead
So well as Brutus living; but will follow
The fortunes and affairs of noble Brutus
Thorough the hazards of this untrod state
With all true faith. So says my master Antony.

BRUTUS

Thy master is a wise and valiant Roman;
I never thought him worse.
Tell him, so please him come unto this place,
He shall be satisfied; and, by my honour,
Depart untouch’d.

Servant

I’ll fetch him presently.

Exit

BRUTUS

I know that we shall have him well to friend.

CASSIUS

I wish we may: but yet have I a mind
That fears him much; and my misgiving still
Falls shrewdly to the purpose.

BRUTUS

But here comes Antony.

Re-enter ANTONY

Welcome, Mark Antony.

ANTONY

O mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low?
Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils,
Shrunk to this little measure? Fare thee well.
I know not, gentlemen, what you intend,
Who else must be let blood, who else is rank:
If I myself, there is no hour so fit
As Caesar’s death hour, nor no instrument
Of half that worth as those your swords, made rich
With the most noble blood of all this world.
I do beseech ye, if you bear me hard,
Now, whilst your purpled hands do reek and smoke,
Fulfil your pleasure. Live a thousand years,
I shall not find myself so apt to die:
No place will please me so, no mean of death,
As here by Caesar, and by you cut off,
The choice and master spirits of this age.

BRUTUS

O Antony, beg not your death of us.
Though now we must appear bloody and cruel,
As, by our hands and this our present act,
You see we do, yet see you but our hands
And this the bleeding business they have done:
Our hearts you see not; they are pitiful;
And pity to the general wrong of Rome–
As fire drives out fire, so pity pity–
Hath done this deed on Caesar. For your part,
To you our swords have leaden points, Mark Antony:
Our arms, in strength of malice, and our hearts
Of brothers’ temper, do receive you in
With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.

CASSIUS

Your voice shall be as strong as any man’s
In the disposing of new dignities.

BRUTUS

Only be patient till we have appeased
The multitude, beside themselves with fear,
And then we will deliver you the cause,
Why I, that did love Caesar when I struck him,
Have thus proceeded.

ANTONY

I doubt not of your wisdom.
Let each man render me his bloody hand:
First, Marcus Brutus, will I shake with you;
Next, Caius Cassius, do I take your hand;
Now, Decius Brutus, yours: now yours, Metellus;
Yours, Cinna; and, my valiant Casca, yours;
Though last, not last in love, yours, good Trebonius.
Gentlemen all,–alas, what shall I say?
My credit now stands on such slippery ground,
That one of two bad ways you must conceit me,
Either a coward or a flatterer.
That I did love thee, Caesar, O, ’tis true:
If then thy spirit look upon us now,
Shall it not grieve thee dearer than thy death,
To see thy thy Anthony making his peace,
Shaking the bloody fingers of thy foes,
Most noble! in the presence of thy corse?
Had I as many eyes as thou hast wounds,
Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood,
It would become me better than to close
In terms of friendship with thine enemies.
Pardon me, Julius! Here wast thou bay’d, brave hart;
Here didst thou fall; and here thy hunters stand,
Sign’d in thy spoil, and crimson’d in thy lethe.
O world, thou wast the forest to this hart;
And this, indeed, O world, the heart of thee.
How like a deer, strucken by many princes,
Dost thou here lie!

CASSIUS

Mark Antony,–

ANTONY

Pardon me, Caius Cassius:
The enemies of Caesar shall say this;
Then, in a friend, it is cold modesty.

CASSIUS

I blame you not for praising Caesar so;
But what compact mean you to have with us?
Will you be prick’d in number of our friends;
Or shall we on, and not depend on you?

ANTONY

Therefore I took your hands, but was, indeed,
Sway’d from the point, by looking down on Caesar.
Friends am I with you all and love you all,
Upon this hope, that you shall give me reasons
Why and wherein Caesar was dangerous.

BRUTUS

Or else were this a savage spectacle:
Our reasons are so full of good regard
That were you, Antony, the son of Caesar,
You should be satisfied.

ANTONY

That’s all I seek:
And am moreover suitor that I may
Produce his body to the market-place;
And in the pulpit, as becomes a friend,
Speak in the order of his funeral.

BRUTUS

You shall, Mark Antony.

CASSIUS

Brutus, a word with you.

Aside to BRUTUS

You know not what you do: do not consent
That Antony speak in his funeral:
Know you how much the people may be moved
By that which he will utter?

BRUTUS

By your pardon;
I will myself into the pulpit first,
And show the reason of our Caesar’s death:
What Antony shall speak, I will protest
He speaks by leave and by permission,
And that we are contented Caesar shall
Have all true rites and lawful ceremonies.
It shall advantage more than do us wrong.

CASSIUS

I know not what may fall; I like it not.

BRUTUS

Mark Antony, here, take you Caesar’s body.
You shall not in your funeral speech blame us,
But speak all good you can devise of Caesar,
And say you do’t by our permission;
Else shall you not have any hand at all
About his funeral: and you shall speak
In the same pulpit whereto I am going,
After my speech is ended.

ANTONY

Be it so.
I do desire no more.

BRUTUS

Prepare the body then, and follow us.

Exeunt all but ANTONY

ANTONY

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,–
Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips,
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue–
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Enter a Servant

You serve Octavius Caesar, do you not?

Servant

I do, Mark Antony.

ANTONY

Caesar did write for him to come to Rome.

Servant

He did receive his letters, and is coming;
And bid me say to you by word of mouth–
O Caesar!–

Seeing the body

ANTONY

Thy heart is big, get thee apart and weep.
Passion, I see, is catching; for mine eyes,
Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine,
Began to water. Is thy master coming?

Servant

He lies to-night within seven leagues of Rome.

ANTONY

Post back with speed, and tell him what hath chanced:
Here is a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome,
No Rome of safety for Octavius yet;
Hie hence, and tell him so. Yet, stay awhile;
Thou shalt not back till I have borne this corse
Into the market-place: there shall I try
In my oration, how the people take
The cruel issue of these bloody men;
According to the which, thou shalt discourse
To young Octavius of the state of things.
Lend me your hand.

Exeunt with CAESAR’s body

SCENE II. The Forum.

Enter BRUTUS and CASSIUS, and a throng of Citizens

Citizens

We will be satisfied; let us be satisfied.

BRUTUS

Then follow me, and give me audience, friends.
Cassius, go you into the other street,
And part the numbers.
Those that will hear me speak, let ’em stay here;
Those that will follow Cassius, go with him;
And public reasons shall be rendered
Of Caesar’s death.

First Citizen

I will hear Brutus speak.

Second Citizen

I will hear Cassius; and compare their reasons,
When severally we hear them rendered.

Exit CASSIUS, with some of the Citizens. BRUTUS goes into the pulpit

Third Citizen

The noble Brutus is ascended: silence!

BRUTUS

Be patient till the last.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my
cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me
for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that
you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and
awake your senses, that you may the better judge.
If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of
Caesar’s, to him I say, that Brutus’ love to Caesar
was no less than his. If then that friend demand
why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer:
–Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved
Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and
die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live
all free men? As Caesar loved me, I weep for him;
as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was
valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I
slew him. There is tears for his love; joy for his
fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his
ambition. Who is here so base that would be a
bondman? If any, speak; for him have I offended.
Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If
any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so
vile that will not love his country? If any, speak;
for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.

All

None, Brutus, none.

BRUTUS

Then none have I offended. I have done no more to
Caesar than you shall do to Brutus. The question of
his death is enrolled in the Capitol; his glory not
extenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences
enforced, for which he suffered death.

Enter ANTONY and others, with CAESAR’s body

Here comes his body, mourned by Mark Antony: who,
though he had no hand in his death, shall receive
the benefit of his dying, a place in the
commonwealth; as which of you shall not? With this
I depart,–that, as I slew my best lover for the
good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself,
when it shall please my country to need my death.

All

Live, Brutus! live, live!

First Citizen

Bring him with triumph home unto his house.

Second Citizen

Give him a statue with his ancestors.

Third Citizen

Let him be Caesar.

Fourth Citizen

Caesar’s better parts
Shall be crown’d in Brutus.

First Citizen

We’ll bring him to his house
With shouts and clamours.

BRUTUS

My countrymen,–

Second Citizen

Peace, silence! Brutus speaks.

First Citizen

Peace, ho!

BRUTUS

Good countrymen, let me depart alone,
And, for my sake, stay here with Antony:
Do grace to Caesar’s corpse, and grace his speech
Tending to Caesar’s glories; which Mark Antony,
By our permission, is allow’d to make.
I do entreat you, not a man depart,
Save I alone, till Antony have spoke.

Exit

First Citizen

Stay, ho! and let us hear Mark Antony.

Third Citizen

Let him go up into the public chair;
We’ll hear him. Noble Antony, go up.

ANTONY

For Brutus’ sake, I am beholding to you.

Goes into the pulpit

Fourth Citizen

What does he say of Brutus?

Third Citizen

He says, for Brutus’ sake,
He finds himself beholding to us all.

Fourth Citizen

‘Twere best he speak no harm of Brutus here.

First Citizen

This Caesar was a tyrant.

Third Citizen

Nay, that’s certain:
We are blest that Rome is rid of him.

Second Citizen

Peace! let us hear what Antony can say.

ANTONY

You gentle Romans,–

Citizens

Peace, ho! let us hear him.

ANTONY

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest–
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men–
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

First Citizen

Methinks there is much reason in his sayings.

Second Citizen

If thou consider rightly of the matter,
Caesar has had great wrong.

Third Citizen

Has he, masters?
I fear there will a worse come in his place.

Fourth Citizen

Mark’d ye his words? He would not take the crown;
Therefore ’tis certain he was not ambitious.

First Citizen

If it be found so, some will dear abide it.

Second Citizen

Poor soul! his eyes are red as fire with weeping.

Third Citizen

There’s not a nobler man in Rome than Antony.

Fourth Citizen

Now mark him, he begins again to speak.

ANTONY

But yesterday the word of Caesar might
Have stood against the world; now lies he there.
And none so poor to do him reverence.
O masters, if I were disposed to stir
Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage,
I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong,
Who, you all know, are honourable men:
I will not do them wrong; I rather choose
To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
Than I will wrong such honourable men.
But here’s a parchment with the seal of Caesar;
I found it in his closet, ’tis his will:
Let but the commons hear this testament–
Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read–
And they would go and kiss dead Caesar’s wounds
And dip their napkins in his sacred blood,
Yea, beg a hair of him for memory,
And, dying, mention it within their wills,
Bequeathing it as a rich legacy
Unto their issue.

Fourth Citizen

We’ll hear the will: read it, Mark Antony.

All

The will, the will! we will hear Caesar’s will.

ANTONY

Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it;
It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you.
You are not wood, you are not stones, but men;
And, being men, bearing the will of Caesar,
It will inflame you, it will make you mad:
‘Tis good you know not that you are his heirs;
For, if you should, O, what would come of it!

Fourth Citizen

Read the will; we’ll hear it, Antony;
You shall read us the will, Caesar’s will.

ANTONY

Will you be patient? will you stay awhile?
I have o’ershot myself to tell you of it:
I fear I wrong the honourable men
Whose daggers have stabb’d Caesar; I do fear it.

Fourth Citizen

They were traitors: honourable men!

All

The will! the testament!

Second Citizen

They were villains, murderers: the will! read the will.

ANTONY

You will compel me, then, to read the will?
Then make a ring about the corpse of Caesar,
And let me show you him that made the will.
Shall I descend? and will you give me leave?

Several Citizens

Come down.

Second Citizen

Descend.

Third Citizen

You shall have leave.

ANTONY comes down

Fourth Citizen

A ring; stand round.

First Citizen

Stand from the hearse, stand from the body.

Second Citizen

Room for Antony, most noble Antony.

ANTONY

Nay, press not so upon me; stand far off.

Several Citizens

Stand back; room; bear back.

ANTONY

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
You all do know this mantle: I remember
The first time ever Caesar put it on;
‘Twas on a summer’s evening, in his tent,
That day he overcame the Nervii:
Look, in this place ran Cassius’ dagger through:
See what a rent the envious Casca made:
Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb’d;
And as he pluck’d his cursed steel away,
Mark how the blood of Caesar follow’d it,
As rushing out of doors, to be resolved
If Brutus so unkindly knock’d, or no;
For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel:
Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!
This was the most unkindest cut of all;
For when the noble Caesar saw him stab,
Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms,
Quite vanquish’d him: then burst his mighty heart;
And, in his mantle muffling up his face,
Even at the base of Pompey’s statua,
Which all the while ran blood, great Caesar fell.
O, what a fall was there, my countrymen!
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down,
Whilst bloody treason flourish’d over us.
O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel
The dint of pity: these are gracious drops.
Kind souls, what, weep you when you but behold
Our Caesar’s vesture wounded? Look you here,
Here is himself, marr’d, as you see, with traitors.

First Citizen

O piteous spectacle!

Second Citizen

O noble Caesar!

Third Citizen

O woful day!

Fourth Citizen

O traitors, villains!

First Citizen

O most bloody sight!

Second Citizen

We will be revenged.

All

Revenge! About! Seek! Burn! Fire! Kill! Slay!
Let not a traitor live!

ANTONY

Stay, countrymen.

First Citizen

Peace there! hear the noble Antony.

Second Citizen

We’ll hear him, we’ll follow him, we’ll die with him.

ANTONY

Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up
To such a sudden flood of mutiny.
They that have done this deed are honourable:
What private griefs they have, alas, I know not,
That made them do it: they are wise and honourable,
And will, no doubt, with reasons answer you.
I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts:
I am no orator, as Brutus is;
But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man,
That love my friend; and that they know full well
That gave me public leave to speak of him:
For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,
Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech,
To stir men’s blood: I only speak right on;
I tell you that which you yourselves do know;
Show you sweet Caesar’s wounds, poor poor dumb mouths,
And bid them speak for me: but were I Brutus,
And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony
Would ruffle up your spirits and put a tongue
In every wound of Caesar that should move
The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.

All

We’ll mutiny.

First Citizen

We’ll burn the house of Brutus.

Third Citizen

Away, then! come, seek the conspirators.

ANTONY

Yet hear me, countrymen; yet hear me speak.

All

Peace, ho! Hear Antony. Most noble Antony!

ANTONY

Why, friends, you go to do you know not what:
Wherein hath Caesar thus deserved your loves?
Alas, you know not: I must tell you then:
You have forgot the will I told you of.

All

Most true. The will! Let’s stay and hear the will.

ANTONY

Here is the will, and under Caesar’s seal.
To every Roman citizen he gives,
To every several man, seventy-five drachmas.

Second Citizen

Most noble Caesar! We’ll revenge his death.

Third Citizen

O royal Caesar!

ANTONY

Hear me with patience.

All

Peace, ho!

ANTONY

Moreover, he hath left you all his walks,
His private arbours and new-planted orchards,
On this side Tiber; he hath left them you,
And to your heirs for ever, common pleasures,
To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves.
Here was a Caesar! when comes such another?

First Citizen

Never, never. Come, away, away!
We’ll burn his body in the holy place,
And with the brands fire the traitors’ houses.
Take up the body.

Second Citizen

Go fetch fire.

Third Citizen

Pluck down benches.

Fourth Citizen

Pluck down forms, windows, any thing.

Exeunt Citizens with the body

ANTONY

Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot,
Take thou what course thou wilt!

Enter a Servant

How now, fellow!

Servant

Sir, Octavius is already come to Rome.

ANTONY

Where is he?

Servant

He and Lepidus are at Caesar’s house.

ANTONY

And thither will I straight to visit him:
He comes upon a wish. Fortune is merry,
And in this mood will give us any thing.

Servant

I heard him say, Brutus and Cassius
Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome.

ANTONY

Belike they had some notice of the people,
How I had moved them. Bring me to Octavius.

Exeunt

SCENE III. A street.

Enter CINNA the poet

CINNA THE POET

I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar,
And things unlucky charge my fantasy:
I have no will to wander forth of doors,
Yet something leads me forth.

Enter Citizens

First Citizen

What is your name?

Second Citizen

Whither are you going?

Third Citizen

Where do you dwell?

Fourth Citizen

Are you a married man or a bachelor?

Second Citizen

Answer every man directly.

First Citizen

Ay, and briefly.

Fourth Citizen

Ay, and wisely.

Third Citizen

Ay, and truly, you were best.

CINNA THE POET

What is my name? Whither am I going? Where do I
dwell? Am I a married man or a bachelor? Then, to
answer every man directly and briefly, wisely and
truly: wisely I say, I am a bachelor.

Second Citizen

That’s as much as to say, they are fools that marry:
you’ll bear me a bang for that, I fear. Proceed; directly.

CINNA THE POET

Directly, I am going to Caesar’s funeral.

First Citizen

As a friend or an enemy?

CINNA THE POET

As a friend.

Second Citizen

That matter is answered directly.

Fourth Citizen

For your dwelling,–briefly.

CINNA THE POET

Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol.

Third Citizen

Your name, sir, truly.

CINNA THE POET

Truly, my name is Cinna.

First Citizen

Tear him to pieces; he’s a conspirator.

CINNA THE POET

I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet.

Fourth Citizen

Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses.

CINNA THE POET

I am not Cinna the conspirator.

Fourth Citizen

It is no matter, his name’s Cinna; pluck but his
name out of his heart, and turn him going.

Third Citizen

Tear him, tear him! Come, brands ho! fire-brands:
to Brutus’, to Cassius’; burn all: some to Decius’
house, and some to Casca’s; some to Ligarius’: away, go!

Exeunt

ACT IV

SCENE I. A house in Rome.

ANTONY, OCTAVIUS, and LEPIDUS, seated at a table

ANTONY

These many, then, shall die; their names are prick’d.

OCTAVIUS

Your brother too must die; consent you, Lepidus?

LEPIDUS

I do consent–

OCTAVIUS

Prick him down, Antony.

LEPIDUS

Upon condition Publius shall not live,
Who is your sister’s son, Mark Antony.

ANTONY

He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him.
But, Lepidus, go you to Caesar’s house;
Fetch the will hither, and we shall determine
How to cut off some charge in legacies.

LEPIDUS

What, shall I find you here?

OCTAVIUS

Or here, or at the Capitol.

Exit LEPIDUS

ANTONY

This is a slight unmeritable man,
Meet to be sent on errands: is it fit,
The three-fold world divided, he should stand
One of the three to share it?

OCTAVIUS

So you thought him;
And took his voice who should be prick’d to die,
In our black sentence and proscription.

ANTONY

Octavius, I have seen more days than you:
And though we lay these honours on this man,
To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads,
He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold,
To groan and sweat under the business,
Either led or driven, as we point the way;
And having brought our treasure where we will,
Then take we down his load, and turn him off,
Like to the empty ass, to shake his ears,
And graze in commons.

OCTAVIUS

You may do your will;
But he’s a tried and valiant soldier.

ANTONY

So is my horse, Octavius; and for that
I do appoint him store of provender:
It is a creature that I teach to fight,
To wind, to stop, to run directly on,
His corporal motion govern’d by my spirit.
And, in some taste, is Lepidus but so;
He must be taught and train’d and bid go forth;
A barren-spirited fellow; one that feeds
On abjects, orts and imitations,
Which, out of use and staled by other men,
Begin his fashion: do not talk of him,
But as a property. And now, Octavius,
Listen great things:–Brutus and Cassius
Are levying powers: we must straight make head:
Therefore let our alliance be combined,
Our best friends made, our means stretch’d
And let us presently go sit in council,
How covert matters may be best disclosed,
And open perils surest answered.

OCTAVIUS

Let us do so: for we are at the stake,
And bay’d about with many enemies;
And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear,
Millions of mischiefs.

Exeunt

SCENE II. Camp near Sardis. Before BRUTUS’s tent.

Drum. Enter BRUTUS, LUCILIUS, LUCIUS, and Soldiers; TITINIUS and PINDARUS meeting them

BRUTUS

Stand, ho!

LUCILIUS

Give the word, ho! and stand.

BRUTUS

What now, Lucilius! is Cassius near?

LUCILIUS

He is at hand; and Pindarus is come
To do you salutation from his master.

BRUTUS

He greets me well. Your master, Pindarus,
In his own change, or by ill officers,
Hath given me some worthy cause to wish
Things done, undone: but, if he be at hand,
I shall be satisfied.

PINDARUS

I do not doubt
But that my noble master will appear
Such as he is, full of regard and honour.

BRUTUS

He is not doubted. A word, Lucilius;
How he received you, let me be resolved.

LUCILIUS

With courtesy and with respect enough;
But not with such familiar instances,
Nor with such free and friendly conference,
As he hath used of old.

BRUTUS

Thou hast described
A hot friend cooling: ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to sicken and decay,
It useth an enforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant show and promise of their mettle;
But when they should endure the bloody spur,
They fall their crests, and, like deceitful jades,
Sink in the trial. Comes his army on?

LUCILIUS

They mean this night in Sardis to be quarter’d;
The greater part, the horse in general,
Are come with Cassius.

BRUTUS

Hark! he is arrived.

Low march within

March gently on to meet him.

Enter CASSIUS and his powers

CASSIUS

Stand, ho!

BRUTUS

Stand, ho! Speak the word along.

First Soldier

Stand!

Second Soldier

Stand!

Third Soldier

Stand!

CASSIUS

Most noble brother, you have done me wrong.

BRUTUS

Judge me, you gods! wrong I mine enemies?
And, if not so, how should I wrong a brother?

CASSIUS

Brutus, this sober form of yours hides wrongs;
And when you do them–

BRUTUS

Cassius, be content.
Speak your griefs softly: I do know you well.
Before the eyes of both our armies here,
Which should perceive nothing but love from us,
Let us not wrangle: bid them move away;
Then in my tent, Cassius, enlarge your griefs,
And I will give you audience.

CASSIUS

Pindarus,
Bid our commanders lead their charges off
A little from this ground.

BRUTUS

Lucilius, do you the like; and let no man
Come to our tent till we have done our conference.
Let Lucius and Titinius guard our door.

Exeunt

SCENE III. Brutus’s tent.

Enter BRUTUS and CASSIUS

CASSIUS

That you have wrong’d me doth appear in this:
You have condemn’d and noted Lucius Pella
For taking bribes here of the Sardians;
Wherein my letters, praying on his side,
Because I knew the man, were slighted off.

BRUTUS

You wronged yourself to write in such a case.

CASSIUS

In such a time as this it is not meet
That every nice offence should bear his comment.

BRUTUS

Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself
Are much condemn’d to have an itching palm;
To sell and mart your offices for gold
To undeservers.

CASSIUS

I an itching palm!
You know that you are Brutus that speak this,
Or, by the gods, this speech were else your last.

BRUTUS

The name of Cassius honours this corruption,
And chastisement doth therefore hide his head.

CASSIUS

Chastisement!

BRUTUS

Remember March, the ides of March remember:
Did not great Julius bleed for justice’ sake?
What villain touch’d his body, that did stab,
And not for justice? What, shall one of us
That struck the foremost man of all this world
But for supporting robbers, shall we now
Contaminate our fingers with base bribes,
And sell the mighty space of our large honours
For so much trash as may be grasped thus?
I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Than such a Roman.

CASSIUS

Brutus, bay not me;
I’ll not endure it: you forget yourself,
To hedge me in; I am a soldier, I,
Older in practise, abler than yourself
To make conditions.

BRUTUS

Go to; you are not, Cassius.

CASSIUS

I am.

BRUTUS

I say you are not.

CASSIUS

Urge me no more, I shall forget myself;
Have mind upon your health, tempt me no further.

BRUTUS

Away, slight man!

CASSIUS

Is’t possible?

BRUTUS

Hear me, for I will speak.
Must I give way and room to your rash choler?
Shall I be frighted when a madman stares?

CASSIUS

O ye gods, ye gods! must I endure all this?

BRUTUS

All this! ay, more: fret till your proud heart break;
Go show your slaves how choleric you are,
And make your bondmen tremble. Must I budge?
Must I observe you? must I stand and crouch
Under your testy humour? By the gods
You shall digest the venom of your spleen,
Though it do split you; for, from this day forth,
I’ll use you for my mirth, yea, for my laughter,
When you are waspish.

CASSIUS

Is it come to this?

BRUTUS

You say you are a better soldier:
Let it appear so; make your vaunting true,
And it shall please me well: for mine own part,
I shall be glad to learn of noble men.

CASSIUS

You wrong me every way; you wrong me, Brutus;
I said, an elder soldier, not a better:
Did I say ‘better’?

BRUTUS

If you did, I care not.

CASSIUS

When Caesar lived, he durst not thus have moved me.

BRUTUS

Peace, peace! you durst not so have tempted him.

CASSIUS

I durst not!

BRUTUS

No.

CASSIUS

What, durst not tempt him!

BRUTUS

For your life you durst not!

CASSIUS

Do not presume too much upon my love;
I may do that I shall be sorry for.

BRUTUS

You have done that you should be sorry for.
There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats,
For I am arm’d so strong in honesty
That they pass by me as the idle wind,
Which I respect not. I did send to you
For certain sums of gold, which you denied me:
For I can raise no money by vile means:
By heaven, I had rather coin my heart,
And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring
From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash
By any indirection: I did send
To you for gold to pay my legions,
Which you denied me: was that done like Cassius?
Should I have answer’d Caius Cassius so?
When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous,
To lock such rascal counters from his friends,
Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts;
Dash him to pieces!

CASSIUS

I denied you not.

BRUTUS

You did.

CASSIUS

I did not: he was but a fool that brought
My answer back. Brutus hath rived my heart:
A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities,
But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.

BRUTUS

I do not, till you practise them on me.

CASSIUS

You love me not.

BRUTUS

I do not like your faults.

CASSIUS

A friendly eye could never see such faults.

BRUTUS

A flatterer’s would not, though they do appear
As huge as high Olympus.

CASSIUS

Come, Antony, and young Octavius, come,
Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius,
For Cassius is aweary of the world;
Hated by one he loves; braved by his brother;
Cheque’d like a bondman; all his faults observed,
Set in a note-book, learn’d, and conn’d by rote,
To cast into my teeth. O, I could weep
My spirit from mine eyes! There is my dagger,
And here my naked breast; within, a heart
Dearer than Plutus’ mine, richer than gold:
If that thou be’st a Roman, take it forth;
I, that denied thee gold, will give my heart:
Strike, as thou didst at Caesar; for, I know,
When thou didst hate him worst, thou lovedst him better
Than ever thou lovedst Cassius.

BRUTUS

Sheathe your dagger:
Be angry when you will, it shall have scope;
Do what you will, dishonour shall be humour.
O Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb
That carries anger as the flint bears fire;
Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark,
And straight is cold again.

CASSIUS

Hath Cassius lived
To be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus,
When grief, and blood ill-temper’d, vexeth him?

BRUTUS

When I spoke that, I was ill-temper’d too.

CASSIUS

Do you confess so much? Give me your hand.

BRUTUS

And my heart too.

CASSIUS

O Brutus!

BRUTUS

What’s the matter?

CASSIUS

Have not you love enough to bear with me,
When that rash humour which my mother gave me
Makes me forgetful?

BRUTUS

Yes, Cassius; and, from henceforth,
When you are over-earnest with your Brutus,
He’ll think your mother chides, and leave you so.

Poet

[Within] Let me go in to see the generals;
There is some grudge between ’em, ’tis not meet
They be alone.

LUCILIUS

[Within] You shall not come to them.

Poet

[Within] Nothing but death shall stay me.

Enter Poet, followed by LUCILIUS, TITINIUS, and LUCIUS

CASSIUS

How now! what’s the matter?

Poet

For shame, you generals! what do you mean?
Love, and be friends, as two such men should be;
For I have seen more years, I’m sure, than ye.

CASSIUS

Ha, ha! how vilely doth this cynic rhyme!

BRUTUS

Get you hence, sirrah; saucy fellow, hence!

CASSIUS

Bear with him, Brutus; ’tis his fashion.

BRUTUS

I’ll know his humour, when he knows his time:
What should the wars do with these jigging fools?
Companion, hence!

CASSIUS

Away, away, be gone.

Exit Poet

BRUTUS

Lucilius and Titinius, bid the commanders
Prepare to lodge their companies to-night.

CASSIUS

And come yourselves, and bring Messala with you
Immediately to us.

Exeunt LUCILIUS and TITINIUS

BRUTUS

Lucius, a bowl of wine!

Exit LUCIUS

CASSIUS

I did not think you could have been so angry.

BRUTUS

O Cassius, I am sick of many griefs.

CASSIUS

Of your philosophy you make no use,
If you give place to accidental evils.

BRUTUS

No man bears sorrow better. Portia is dead.

CASSIUS

Ha! Portia!

BRUTUS

She is dead.

CASSIUS

How ‘scaped I killing when I cross’d you so?
O insupportable and touching loss!
Upon what sickness?

BRUTUS

Impatient of my absence,
And grief that young Octavius with Mark Antony
Have made themselves so strong:–for with her death
That tidings came;–with this she fell distract,
And, her attendants absent, swallow’d fire.

CASSIUS

And died so?

BRUTUS

Even so.

CASSIUS

O ye immortal gods!

Re-enter LUCIUS, with wine and taper

BRUTUS

Speak no more of her. Give me a bowl of wine.
In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.

CASSIUS

My heart is thirsty for that noble pledge.
Fill, Lucius, till the wine o’erswell the cup;
I cannot drink too much of Brutus’ love.

BRUTUS

Come in, Titinius!

Exit LUCIUS

Re-enter TITINIUS, with MESSALA

Welcome, good Messala.
Now sit we close about this taper here,
And call in question our necessities.

CASSIUS

Portia, art thou gone?

BRUTUS

No more, I pray you.
Messala, I have here received letters,
That young Octavius and Mark Antony
Come down upon us with a mighty power,
Bending their expedition toward Philippi.

MESSALA

Myself have letters of the selfsame tenor.

BRUTUS

With what addition?

MESSALA

That by proscription and bills of outlawry,
Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus,
Have put to death an hundred senators.

BRUTUS

Therein our letters do not well agree;
Mine speak of seventy senators that died
By their proscriptions, Cicero being one.

CASSIUS

Cicero one!

MESSALA

Cicero is dead,
And by that order of proscription.
Had you your letters from your wife, my lord?

BRUTUS

No, Messala.

MESSALA

Nor nothing in your letters writ of her?

BRUTUS

Nothing, Messala.

MESSALA

That, methinks, is strange.

BRUTUS

Why ask you? hear you aught of her in yours?

MESSALA

No, my lord.

BRUTUS

Now, as you are a Roman, tell me true.

MESSALA

Then like a Roman bear the truth I tell:
For certain she is dead, and by strange manner.

BRUTUS

Why, farewell, Portia. We must die, Messala:
With meditating that she must die once,
I have the patience to endure it now.

MESSALA

Even so great men great losses should endure.

CASSIUS

I have as much of this in art as you,
But yet my nature could not bear it so.

BRUTUS

Well, to our work alive. What do you think
Of marching to Philippi presently?

CASSIUS

I do not think it good.

BRUTUS

Your reason?

CASSIUS

This it is:
‘Tis better that the enemy seek us:
So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers,
Doing himself offence; whilst we, lying still,
Are full of rest, defense, and nimbleness.

BRUTUS

Good reasons must, of force, give place to better.
The people ‘twixt Philippi and this ground
Do stand but in a forced affection;
For they have grudged us contribution:
The enemy, marching along by them,
By them shall make a fuller number up,
Come on refresh’d, new-added, and encouraged;
From which advantage shall we cut him off,
If at Philippi we do face him there,
These people at our back.

CASSIUS

Hear me, good brother.

BRUTUS

Under your pardon. You must note beside,
That we have tried the utmost of our friends,
Our legions are brim-full, our cause is ripe:
The enemy increaseth every day;
We, at the height, are ready to decline.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

CASSIUS

Then, with your will, go on;
We’ll along ourselves, and meet them at Philippi.

BRUTUS

The deep of night is crept upon our talk,
And nature must obey necessity;
Which we will niggard with a little rest.
There is no more to say?

CASSIUS

No more. Good night:
Early to-morrow will we rise, and hence.

BRUTUS

Lucius!

Enter LUCIUS

My gown.

Exit LUCIUS

Farewell, good Messala:
Good night, Titinius. Noble, noble Cassius,
Good night, and good repose.

CASSIUS

O my dear brother!
This was an ill beginning of the night:
Never come such division ‘tween our souls!
Let it not, Brutus.

BRUTUS

Every thing is well.

CASSIUS

Good night, my lord.

BRUTUS

Good night, good brother.

TITINIUS

MESSALA

Good night, Lord Brutus.

BRUTUS

Farewell, every one.

Exeunt all but BRUTUS

Re-enter LUCIUS, with the gown

Give me the gown. Where is thy instrument?

LUCIUS

Here in the tent.

BRUTUS

What, thou speak’st drowsily?
Poor knave, I blame thee not; thou art o’er-watch’d.
Call Claudius and some other of my men:
I’ll have them sleep on cushions in my tent.

LUCIUS

Varro and Claudius!

Enter VARRO and CLAUDIUS

VARRO

Calls my lord?

BRUTUS

I pray you, sirs, lie in my tent and sleep;
It may be I shall raise you by and by
On business to my brother Cassius.

VARRO

So please you, we will stand and watch your pleasure.

BRUTUS

I will not have it so: lie down, good sirs;
It may be I shall otherwise bethink me.
Look, Lucius, here’s the book I sought for so;
I put it in the pocket of my gown.

VARRO and CLAUDIUS lie down

LUCIUS

I was sure your lordship did not give it me.

BRUTUS

Bear with me, good boy, I am much forgetful.
Canst thou hold up thy heavy eyes awhile,
And touch thy instrument a strain or two?

LUCIUS

Ay, my lord, an’t please you.

BRUTUS

It does, my boy:
I trouble thee too much, but thou art willing.

LUCIUS

It is my duty, sir.

BRUTUS

I should not urge thy duty past thy might;
I know young bloods look for a time of rest.

LUCIUS

I have slept, my lord, already.

BRUTUS

It was well done; and thou shalt sleep again;
I will not hold thee long: if I do live,
I will be good to thee.

Music, and a song

This is a sleepy tune. O murderous slumber,
Lay’st thou thy leaden mace upon my boy,
That plays thee music? Gentle knave, good night;
I will not do thee so much wrong to wake thee:
If thou dost nod, thou break’st thy instrument;
I’ll take it from thee; and, good boy, good night.
Let me see, let me see; is not the leaf turn’d down
Where I left reading? Here it is, I think.

Enter the Ghost of CAESAR

How ill this taper burns! Ha! who comes here?
I think it is the weakness of mine eyes
That shapes this monstrous apparition.
It comes upon me. Art thou any thing?
Art thou some god, some angel, or some devil,
That makest my blood cold and my hair to stare?
Speak to me what thou art.

GHOST

Thy evil spirit, Brutus.

BRUTUS

Why comest thou?

GHOST

To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi.

BRUTUS

Well; then I shall see thee again?

GHOST

Ay, at Philippi.

BRUTUS

Why, I will see thee at Philippi, then.

Exit Ghost

Now I have taken heart thou vanishest:
Ill spirit, I would hold more talk with thee.
Boy, Lucius! Varro! Claudius! Sirs, awake! Claudius!

LUCIUS

The strings, my lord, are false.

BRUTUS

He thinks he still is at his instrument.
Lucius, awake!

LUCIUS

My lord?

BRUTUS

Didst thou dream, Lucius, that thou so criedst out?

LUCIUS

My lord, I do not know that I did cry.

BRUTUS

Yes, that thou didst: didst thou see any thing?

LUCIUS

Nothing, my lord.

BRUTUS

Sleep again, Lucius. Sirrah Claudius!

To VARRO

Fellow thou, awake!

VARRO

My lord?

CLAUDIUS

My lord?

BRUTUS

Why did you so cry out, sirs, in your sleep?

VARRO

CLAUDIUS

Did we, my lord?

BRUTUS

Ay: saw you any thing?

VARRO

No, my lord, I saw nothing.

CLAUDIUS

Nor I, my lord.

BRUTUS

Go and commend me to my brother Cassius;
Bid him set on his powers betimes before,
And we will follow.

VARRO

CLAUDIUS

It shall be done, my lord.

Exeunt

ACT V

SCENE I. The plains of Philippi.

Enter OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, and their army

OCTAVIUS

Now, Antony, our hopes are answered:
You said the enemy would not come down,
But keep the hills and upper regions;
It proves not so: their battles are at hand;
They mean to warn us at Philippi here,
Answering before we do demand of them.

ANTONY

Tut, I am in their bosoms, and I know
Wherefore they do it: they could be content
To visit other places; and come down
With fearful bravery, thinking by this face
To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage;
But ’tis not so.

Enter a Messenger

Messenger

Prepare you, generals:
The enemy comes on in gallant show;
Their bloody sign of battle is hung out,
And something to be done immediately.

ANTONY

Octavius, lead your battle softly on,
Upon the left hand of the even field.

OCTAVIUS

Upon the right hand I; keep thou the left.

ANTONY

Why do you cross me in this exigent?

OCTAVIUS

I do not cross you; but I will do so.

March

Drum. Enter BRUTUS, CASSIUS, and their Army; LUCILIUS, TITINIUS, MESSALA, and others

BRUTUS

They stand, and would have parley.

CASSIUS

Stand fast, Titinius: we must out and talk.

OCTAVIUS

Mark Antony, shall we give sign of battle?

ANTONY

No, Caesar, we will answer on their charge.
Make forth; the generals would have some words.

OCTAVIUS

Stir not until the signal.

BRUTUS

Words before blows: is it so, countrymen?

OCTAVIUS

Not that we love words better, as you do.

BRUTUS

Good words are better than bad strokes, Octavius.

ANTONY

In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words:
Witness the hole you made in Caesar’s heart,
Crying ‘Long live! hail, Caesar!’

CASSIUS

Antony,
The posture of your blows are yet unknown;
But for your words, they rob the Hybla bees,
And leave them honeyless.

ANTONY

Not stingless too.

BRUTUS

O, yes, and soundless too;
For you have stol’n their buzzing, Antony,
And very wisely threat before you sting.

ANTONY

Villains, you did not so, when your vile daggers
Hack’d one another in the sides of Caesar:
You show’d your teeth like apes, and fawn’d like hounds,
And bow’d like bondmen, kissing Caesar’s feet;
Whilst damned Casca, like a cur, behind
Struck Caesar on the neck. O you flatterers!

CASSIUS

Flatterers! Now, Brutus, thank yourself:
This tongue had not offended so to-day,
If Cassius might have ruled.

OCTAVIUS

Come, come, the cause: if arguing make us sweat,
The proof of it will turn to redder drops. Look;
I draw a sword against conspirators;
When think you that the sword goes up again?
Never, till Caesar’s three and thirty wounds
Be well avenged; or till another Caesar
Have added slaughter to the sword of traitors.

BRUTUS

Caesar, thou canst not die by traitors’ hands,
Unless thou bring’st them with thee.

OCTAVIUS

So I hope;
I was not born to die on Brutus’ sword.

BRUTUS

O, if thou wert the noblest of thy strain,
Young man, thou couldst not die more honourable.

CASSIUS

A peevish schoolboy, worthless of such honour,
Join’d with a masker and a reveller!

ANTONY

Old Cassius still!

OCTAVIUS

Come, Antony, away!
Defiance, traitors, hurl we in your teeth:
If you dare fight to-day, come to the field;
If not, when you have stomachs.

Exeunt OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, and their army

CASSIUS

Why, now, blow wind, swell billow and swim bark!
The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.

BRUTUS

Ho, Lucilius! hark, a word with you.

LUCILIUS

[Standing forth] My lord?

BRUTUS and LUCILIUS converse apart

CASSIUS

Messala!

MESSALA

[Standing forth] What says my general?

CASSIUS

Messala,
This is my birth-day; as this very day
Was Cassius born. Give me thy hand, Messala:
Be thou my witness that against my will,
As Pompey was, am I compell’d to set
Upon one battle all our liberties.
You know that I held Epicurus strong
And his opinion: now I change my mind,
And partly credit things that do presage.
Coming from Sardis, on our former ensign
Two mighty eagles fell, and there they perch’d,
Gorging and feeding from our soldiers’ hands;
Who to Philippi here consorted us:
This morning are they fled away and gone;
And in their steads do ravens, crows and kites,
Fly o’er our heads and downward look on us,
As we were sickly prey: their shadows seem
A canopy most fatal, under which
Our army lies, ready to give up the ghost.

MESSALA

Believe not so.

CASSIUS

I but believe it partly;
For I am fresh of spirit and resolved
To meet all perils very constantly.

BRUTUS

Even so, Lucilius.

CASSIUS

Now, most noble Brutus,
The gods to-day stand friendly, that we may,
Lovers in peace, lead on our days to age!
But since the affairs of men rest still incertain,
Let’s reason with the worst that may befall.
If we do lose this battle, then is this
The very last time we shall speak together:
What are you then determined to do?

BRUTUS

Even by the rule of that philosophy
By which I did blame Cato for the death
Which he did give himself, I know not how,
But I do find it cowardly and vile,
For fear of what might fall, so to prevent
The time of life: arming myself with patience
To stay the providence of some high powers
That govern us below.

CASSIUS

Then, if we lose this battle,
You are contented to be led in triumph
Thorough the streets of Rome?

BRUTUS

No, Cassius, no: think not, thou noble Roman,
That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome;
He bears too great a mind. But this same day
Must end that work the ides of March begun;
And whether we shall meet again I know not.
Therefore our everlasting farewell take:
For ever, and for ever, farewell, Cassius!
If we do meet again, why, we shall smile;
If not, why then, this parting was well made.

CASSIUS

For ever, and for ever, farewell, Brutus!
If we do meet again, we’ll smile indeed;
If not, ’tis true this parting was well made.

BRUTUS

Why, then, lead on. O, that a man might know
The end of this day’s business ere it come!
But it sufficeth that the day will end,
And then the end is known. Come, ho! away!

Exeunt

SCENE II. The same. The field of battle.

Alarum. Enter BRUTUS and MESSALA

BRUTUS

Ride, ride, Messala, ride, and give these bills
Unto the legions on the other side.

Loud alarum

Let them set on at once; for I perceive
But cold demeanor in Octavius’ wing,
And sudden push gives them the overthrow.
Ride, ride, Messala: let them all come down.

Exeunt

SCENE III. Another part of the field.

Alarums. Enter CASSIUS and TITINIUS

CASSIUS

O, look, Titinius, look, the villains fly!
Myself have to mine own turn’d enemy:
This ensign here of mine was turning back;
I slew the coward, and did take it from him.

TITINIUS

O Cassius, Brutus gave the word too early;
Who, having some advantage on Octavius,
Took it too eagerly: his soldiers fell to spoil,
Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed.

Enter PINDARUS

PINDARUS

Fly further off, my lord, fly further off;
Mark Antony is in your tents, my lord
Fly, therefore, noble Cassius, fly far off.

CASSIUS

This hill is far enough. Look, look, Titinius;
Are those my tents where I perceive the fire?

TITINIUS

They are, my lord.

CASSIUS

Titinius, if thou lovest me,
Mount thou my horse, and hide thy spurs in him,
Till he have brought thee up to yonder troops,
And here again; that I may rest assured
Whether yond troops are friend or enemy.

TITINIUS

I will be here again, even with a thought.

Exit

CASSIUS

Go, Pindarus, get higher on that hill;
My sight was ever thick; regard Titinius,
And tell me what thou notest about the field.

PINDARUS ascends the hill

This day I breathed first: time is come round,
And where I did begin, there shall I end;
My life is run his compass. Sirrah, what news?

PINDARUS

[Above] O my lord!

CASSIUS

What news?

PINDARUS

[Above] Titinius is enclosed round about
With horsemen, that make to him on the spur;
Yet he spurs on. Now they are almost on him.
Now, Titinius! Now some light. O, he lights too.
He’s ta’en.

Shout

And, hark! they shout for joy.

CASSIUS

Come down, behold no more.
O, coward that I am, to live so long,
To see my best friend ta’en before my face!

PINDARUS descends

Come hither, sirrah:
In Parthia did I take thee prisoner;
And then I swore thee, saving of thy life,
That whatsoever I did bid thee do,
Thou shouldst attempt it. Come now, keep thine oath;
Now be a freeman: and with this good sword,
That ran through Caesar’s bowels, search this bosom.
Stand not to answer: here, take thou the hilts;
And, when my face is cover’d, as ’tis now,
Guide thou the sword.

PINDARUS stabs him

Caesar, thou art revenged,
Even with the sword that kill’d thee.

Dies

PINDARUS

So, I am free; yet would not so have been,
Durst I have done my will. O Cassius,
Far from this country Pindarus shall run,
Where never Roman shall take note of him.

Exit

Re-enter TITINIUS with MESSALA

MESSALA

It is but change, Titinius; for Octavius
Is overthrown by noble Brutus’ power,
As Cassius’ legions are by Antony.

TITINIUS

These tidings will well comfort Cassius.

MESSALA

Where did you leave him?

TITINIUS

All disconsolate,
With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill.

MESSALA

Is not that he t hat lies upon the ground?

TITINIUS

He lies not like the living. O my heart!

MESSALA

Is not that he?

TITINIUS

No, this was he, Messala,
But Cassius is no more. O setting sun,
As in thy red rays thou dost sink to-night,
So in his red blood Cassius’ day is set;
The sun of Rome is set! Our day is gone;
Clouds, dews, and dangers come; our deeds are done!
Mistrust of my success hath done this deed.

MESSALA

Mistrust of good success hath done this deed.
O hateful error, melancholy’s child,
Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men
The things that are not? O error, soon conceived,
Thou never comest unto a happy birth,
But kill’st the mother that engender’d thee!

TITINIUS

What, Pindarus! where art thou, Pindarus?

MESSALA

Seek him, Titinius, whilst I go to meet
The noble Brutus, thrusting this report
Into his ears; I may say, thrusting it;
For piercing steel and darts envenomed
Shall be as welcome to the ears of Brutus
As tidings of this sight.

TITINIUS

Hie you, Messala,
And I will seek for Pindarus the while.

Exit MESSALA

Why didst thou send me forth, brave Cassius?
Did I not meet thy friends? and did not they
Put on my brows this wreath of victory,
And bid me give it thee? Didst thou not hear their shouts?
Alas, thou hast misconstrued every thing!
But, hold thee, take this garland on thy brow;
Thy Brutus bid me give it thee, and I
Will do his bidding. Brutus, come apace,
And see how I regarded Caius Cassius.
By your leave, gods:–this is a Roman’s part
Come, Cassius’ sword, and find Titinius’ heart.

Kills himself

Alarum. Re-enter MESSALA, with BRUTUS, CATO, STRATO, VOLUMNIUS, and LUCILIUS

BRUTUS

Where, where, Messala, doth his body lie?

MESSALA

Lo, yonder, and Titinius mourning it.

BRUTUS

Titinius’ face is upward.

CATO

He is slain.

BRUTUS

O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet!
Thy spirit walks abroad and turns our swords
In our own proper entrails.

Low alarums

CATO

Brave Titinius!
Look, whether he have not crown’d dead Cassius!

BRUTUS

Are yet two Romans living such as these?
The last of all the Romans, fare thee well!
It is impossible that ever Rome
Should breed thy fellow. Friends, I owe more tears
To this dead man than you shall see me pay.
I shall find time, Cassius, I shall find time.
Come, therefore, and to Thasos send his body:
His funerals shall not be in our camp,
Lest it discomfort us. Lucilius, come;
And come, young Cato; let us to the field.
Labeo and Flavius, set our battles on:
‘Tis three o’clock; and, Romans, yet ere night
We shall try fortune in a second fight.

Exeunt

SCENE IV. Another part of the field.

Alarum. Enter fighting, Soldiers of both armies; then BRUTUS, CATO, LUCILIUS, and others

BRUTUS

Yet, countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads!

CATO

What bastard doth not? Who will go with me?
I will proclaim my name about the field:
I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
A foe to tyrants, and my country’s friend;
I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!

BRUTUS

And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I;
Brutus, my country’s friend; know me for Brutus!

Exit

LUCILIUS

O young and noble Cato, art thou down?
Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius;
And mayst be honour’d, being Cato’s son.

First Soldier

Yield, or thou diest.

LUCILIUS

Only I yield to die:
There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight;

Offering money

Kill Brutus, and be honour’d in his death.

First Soldier

We must not. A noble prisoner!

Second Soldier

Room, ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta’en.

First Soldier

I’ll tell the news. Here comes the general.

Enter ANTONY

Brutus is ta’en, Brutus is ta’en, my lord.

ANTONY

Where is he?

LUCILIUS

Safe, Antony; Brutus is safe enough:
I dare assure thee that no enemy
Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus:
The gods defend him from so great a shame!
When you do find him, or alive or dead,
He will be found like Brutus, like himself.

ANTONY

This is not Brutus, friend; but, I assure you,
A prize no less in worth: keep this man safe;
Give him all kindness: I had rather have
Such men my friends than enemies. Go on,
And see whether Brutus be alive or dead;
And bring us word unto Octavius’ tent
How every thing is chanced.

Exeunt

SCENE V. Another part of the field.

Enter BRUTUS, DARDANIUS, CLITUS, STRATO, and VOLUMNIUS

BRUTUS

Come, poor remains of friends, rest on this rock.

CLITUS

Statilius show’d the torch-light, but, my lord,
He came not back: he is or ta’en or slain.

BRUTUS

Sit thee down, Clitus: slaying is the word;
It is a deed in fashion. Hark thee, Clitus.

Whispers

CLITUS

What, I, my lord? No, not for all the world.

BRUTUS

Peace then! no words.

CLITUS

I’ll rather kill myself.

BRUTUS

Hark thee, Dardanius.

Whispers

DARDANIUS

Shall I do such a deed?

CLITUS

O Dardanius!

DARDANIUS

O Clitus!

CLITUS

What ill request did Brutus make to thee?

DARDANIUS

To kill him, Clitus. Look, he meditates.

CLITUS

Now is that noble vessel full of grief,
That it runs over even at his eyes.

BRUTUS

Come hither, good Volumnius; list a word.

VOLUMNIUS

What says my lord?

BRUTUS

Why, this, Volumnius:
The ghost of Caesar hath appear’d to me
Two several times by night; at Sardis once,
And, this last night, here in Philippi fields:
I know my hour is come.

VOLUMNIUS

Not so, my lord.

BRUTUS

Nay, I am sure it is, Volumnius.
Thou seest the world, Volumnius, how it goes;
Our enemies have beat us to the pit:

Low alarums

It is more worthy to leap in ourselves,
Than tarry till they push us. Good Volumnius,
Thou know’st that we two went to school together:
Even for that our love of old, I prithee,
Hold thou my sword-hilts, whilst I run on it.

VOLUMNIUS

That’s not an office for a friend, my lord.

Alarum still

CLITUS

Fly, fly, my lord; there is no tarrying here.

BRUTUS

Farewell to you; and you; and you, Volumnius.
Strato, thou hast been all this while asleep;
Farewell to thee too, Strato. Countrymen,
My heart doth joy that yet in all my life
I found no man but he was true to me.
I shall have glory by this losing day
More than Octavius and Mark Antony
By this vile conquest shall attain unto.
So fare you well at once; for Brutus’ tongue
Hath almost ended his life’s history:
Night hangs upon mine eyes; my bones would rest,
That have but labour’d to attain this hour.

Alarum. Cry within, ‘Fly, fly, fly!’

CLITUS

Fly, my lord, fly.

BRUTUS

Hence! I will follow.

Exeunt CLITUS, DARDANIUS, and VOLUMNIUS

I prithee, Strato, stay thou by thy lord:
Thou art a fellow of a good respect;
Thy life hath had some smatch of honour in it:
Hold then my sword, and turn away thy face,
While I do run upon it. Wilt thou, Strato?

STRATO

Give me your hand first. Fare you well, my lord.

BRUTUS

Farewell, good Strato.

Runs on his sword

Caesar, now be still:
I kill’d not thee with half so good a will.

Dies

Alarum. Retreat. Enter OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, MESSALA, LUCILIUS, and the army

OCTAVIUS

What man is that?

MESSALA

My master’s man. Strato, where is thy master?

STRATO

Free from the bondage you are in, Messala:
The conquerors can but make a fire of him;
For Brutus only overcame himself,
And no man else hath honour by his death.

LUCILIUS

So Brutus should be found. I thank thee, Brutus,
That thou hast proved Lucilius’ saying true.

OCTAVIUS

All that served Brutus, I will entertain them.
Fellow, wilt thou bestow thy time with me?

STRATO

Ay, if Messala will prefer me to you.

OCTAVIUS

Do so, good Messala.

MESSALA

How died my master, Strato?

STRATO

I held the sword, and he did run on it.

MESSALA

Octavius, then take him to follow thee,
That did the latest service to my master.

ANTONY

This was the noblest Roman of them all:
All the conspirators save only he
Did that they did in envy of great Caesar;
He only, in a general honest thought
And common good to all, made one of them.
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world ‘This was a man!’

OCTAVIUS

According to his virtue let us use him,
With all respect and rites of burial.
Within my tent his bones to-night shall lie,
Most like a soldier, order’d honourably.
So call the field to rest; and let’s away,
To part the glories of this happy day.

Exeunt